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Marketing Officer vacancy

Posted on Wednesday 1st of November 2017

We have an exciting new opportunity for a confident, creative Marketing Officer to join our Glasgow-based team. Your role is to oversee and implement the marketing strategy for SafeDeposits Scotland. It is vital that you keep up-to-date with current trends and innovations in order that you bring fresh, forward-looking ideas to our brand and marketing reach. The role Job title: Marketing Officer Location: Glasgow Reports to: Operations Manager Hours of work: Full...Read More

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The 7 creepiest haunted houses in Scotland

Posted on Tuesday 31st of October 2017

With more than our fair share of castles and old stately homes, it's not a surprise that Scotland has no shortage of ghost stories. From a haunted dining room in the Scottish Borders to skeletons under the floorboards in Orkney, it's not just Halloween when things go bump in the night around here... 1. Abbotsford House Abbotsford House in the Scottish Borders, near Melrose, is the former residence of historical novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott. The house has a history of spooky tales...Read More

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Launch of tenant and letting agent forums

Posted on Wednesday 11th of October 2017

We conducted the biggest tenant feedback survey of its kind earlier this year and are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive responses. The 2,842 tenants from across Scotland who completed the survey confirmed: 86% have received a welcome email with a deposit protection certificate; 83% have received a form with key information from their landlord or letting agent; 74% already knew deposits had to be protected by a scheme before we sent them a welcome email; 61% know how to claim...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: I paid my son's deposit - how do I get the money back?

Ask SafeDeposits: I paid my son's deposit - how do I get the money back?

Posted on Tuesday 10th of October 2017

We know that parents will often pay a tenancy deposit for their son or daughter, most commonly if their child has moved for college or university and needs hundreds of pounds for their student flat. In fact, it's not unusual for the deposit for a student flat to be paid entirely by the parents of the different students living there. However, as the students are the people living in the property, they are listed on the tenancy agreement and are legally responsible for following the...Read More

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How to remove curry stains

Posted on Monday 9th of October 2017

Have you stained your best white shirt with a dollop of vindaloo? Or dropped a forkful of korma on to your landlord's cream carpet? While many of us will be tucking into a curry this National Curry Week, spices such as turmeric and paprika can make curry stains a nightmare to remove. Not to mention the smell, which seems to linger no matter how many scented candles you burn. We've rounded up a few of the best tips for removing curry stains and smells from your home. Just...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: Can I use the deposit for rent arrears?

Ask SafeDeposits: Can I use the deposit for rent arrears?

Posted on Thursday 5th of October 2017

Yes, you can deduct any unpaid rent from your tenant's deposit, as long as this is specified in the tenancy agreement. If you want to claim for rent arrears and the tenant disagrees and refers the repayment to a scheme's adjudication service, the adjudicator will consider the following: What is the claim for? For example, rent arrears, cleaning, etc. What are the tenant's obligations in the tenancy agreement? The deposit clause in the tenancy agreement must specify...Read More