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Top Tips for National BBQ Week

Posted on Tuesday 26th of May 2020

It is currently National BBQ Week (25th-31st May 2020), and while guests might be out of the question at the moment a barbeque at home is at least one summer tradition that some people can enjoy within the limits of lockdown. In fact, with restaurants, beer gardens, festivals and more off the cards at the moment, the opportunity to fire up the grill might be more appealing than ever. So with that in mind we've put together a few tips for tenants to consider when enjoying a barbeque at their...Read More

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COVID-19 - TENANCY DEPOSIT PROTECTION Q&A

Posted on Wednesday 25th of March 2020

The crisis surrounding the spread of COVID-19 has - to put it bluntly - turned the world upside down, affecting every industry in just about every country to some degree. That includes Scotland. That includes the private rented sector.

We have outlined elsewhere that SafeDeposits Scotland is currently working on a remote basis, maintaining a business as usual approach with calls being answered, emails handled and dispute cases continuing.

We are aware however that the...Read More

Comment on Energy Advice for Landlords and Tenants

Energy Advice for Landlords and Tenants

Posted on Thursday 16th of January 2020

Energy - and the effective use of it - is an important issue both economically and environmentally. Next week (week commencing 20th January) sees two separate events taking place that have energy efficiency as a key theme and could help landlords and tenants alike in a variety of ways.

On Thursday 23rd January Energy Action Scotland is hosting a conference - Energy Efficiency, Fuel Poverty and Sustaining Tenancies in the Private...Read More

Comment on What to do if you anticipate a dispute at the end of a tenancy

What to do if you anticipate a dispute at the end of a tenancy

Posted on Friday 10th of January 2020

At SafeDeposits Scotland we pride ourselves on our customer service, and always seek to make every stage of the tenancy deposit protection process as straightforward as possible for landlords, letting agents and tenants. From lodging the deposit to repaying it and everything in between, we are here to help. And it's in that "everything in between" area that we're pleased to introduce a new extension to our service... One of our experienced advisors is...Read More

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Spotlight on Edinburgh

Posted on Tuesday 17th of December 2019

Auld Reekie. The Athens of the North. Edina. Today's spotlight is on the city most commonly known as EDINBURGH. There's so much to say about Scotland's capital, but as it is currently resplendent in festive lights and preparing to host the world's biggest Hogmanay party later this month we thought there was no time like the (Christmas) present to focus on this iconic city.

Home to over half a million residents and welcoming...Read More

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Spotlight on St Andrews

Posted on Wednesday 27th of November 2019

Welcome to the first in what we plan to be a regular series within our blog postings - a monthly spotlight looking at different towns and cities across Scotland. We'll have a brief overview of each town and what sets it apart, before digging into some of the statistics relating to private renting and tenancy deposit protection there. As it is St. Andrew's Day on Saturday, we thought we would start with the town that bears the name of Scotland's patron...Read More