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Comment on Ask SafeDeposits - Do I need permission to have guests stay over?

Ask SafeDeposits - Do I need permission to have guests stay over?

Posted on Wednesday 20th of December 2017

With many people finishing up for the Christmas holidays, you might plan on having guests to stay while you're off - but if you rent your home, do you need to ask your landlord for permission? Your tenancy agreement should have a clause which explains any conditions related to guests. For example, your tenancy agreement might say that you're allowed to have a guest stay for two weeks, but after this period you will need written permission from the landlord to allow them to...Read More

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Feedback survey results 2017

Posted on Wednesday 20th of December 2017

With New Year next weekend, we thought we'd take a moment to reflect on the results of our landlord and letting agent and tenant feedback surveys results from 2017. Tenant feedback survey We started with our tenant feedback survey back in July, receiving an astonishing 2924 responses in only two weeks. We're pleased to report that 86% of tenants confirmed they had received a welcome email or letter from SafeDeposits, which confirms their deposit is protected and includes a...Read More

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Christmas opening hours

Posted on Wednesday 13th of December 2017

We are open over the festive period, but please note that some opening hours will be affected: Friday 22nd December: 9am - 3pm Saturday 23rd December: Closed Sunday 24th December: Closed Monday 25th December: Closed Tuesday 26th December: Closed Wednesday 27th December: 9am - 5pm Thursday 28th December: 9am - 5pm Friday 29th December: 9am - 5pm Saturday 30st December: Closed Sunday 31st January: Closed Monday 1st January: Closed Tuesday 2nd January: Closed We will resume...Read More

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Ask SafeDeposits: How do I keep my home safe over Christmas?

Posted on Tuesday 5th of December 2017

With all the decorations, cooking and parties happening in December, the chances of an accident - whether it's electrical, fire or security related - are increased, so how do you keep you and your home safe over Christmas? 1. Don't post your travel plans on social media If you're planning on going on holiday - whether it's to stay with family or friends or heading abroad for some winter sunshine - then don't post your plans online. Never post where you're going, when you're leaving, or...Read More

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Ask SafeDeposits: Should I tell my landlord if I'm going on holiday?

Posted on Wednesday 29th of November 2017

With Christmas quickly approaching, a lot of tenants will be planning to pack up and go on holiday - whether it's to stay with family or friends, or to head abroad for some winter sunshine - but do you have to tell your landlord or letting agent if you're leaving your home empty? Your tenancy agreement should have a clause which explains your responsibilities if you leave the property empty. For example, your tenancy agreement might say that you need to tell your landlord...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: We're letting our property to three tenants - do they pay the deposit separately or together?

Ask SafeDeposits: We're letting our property to three tenants - do they pay the deposit separately or together?

Posted on Friday 24th of November 2017

If you're letting your property to more than one tenant, you should either prepare a joint assured shorthold tenancy agreement or separate assured shorthold tenancy agreements for each person. If you decide to rent the property as a joint tenancy, all tenants will sign a joint tenancy agreement when they move in. If this is the case, the tenants will pay one deposit for the tenancy. Even though they might only contribute a share of the deposit each, a joint tenancy agreement means...Read More

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