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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

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Who is responsible for mould in my property?

Posted on Wednesday 6th of November 2019

At first you may spy the odd spot here and there and think nothing of it, but for the sake of your tenancy deposit (not to mention your health), the first signs of mould should be tackled quickly. Mould, like damp, is caused by excess moisture. It might come from a leaky pipe or other plumbing issues, but it can also be caused by moisture from day-to-day activities. For example, drying clothes in the property, showering and even cooking without...Read More

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Scary staining this Halloween: Can my landlord deduct from my tenancy deposit because of a spilled glass of wine?

Posted on Wednesday 30th of October 2019

It's party season and even with the best-laid plans, spillages can still happen, which in turn can lead to cleaning costs - a common cause of tenancy deposit disputes. In Scotland between 2018 and 2019, 66% of all disputes between landlords, agents and tenants came about as a result of cleaning issues. To avoid any scary spillage costs this Halloween, there are steps you can take as soon as it happens to make sure it doesn't cost you the tenancy deposit....Read More

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Amendments to Tenancy Deposit Schemes Regulations

Posted on Wednesday 23rd of October 2019

The Scottish Parliament has just approved a short series of amendments to the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011. These amendments come into force on Monday 11th November 2019. All tenancy deposit schemes in Scotland, including SafeDeposits Scotland, are required by law to abide by the regulations. It is important that all landlords and letting agents are aware of the forthcoming changes - please read on below for a summary of what will...Read More