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Comment on Disputes Surrounding Rent Arrears

Disputes Surrounding Rent Arrears

Posted on Wednesday 25th of September 2019

In 2018-19, 14% of disputes handled by SafeDeposits Scotland involved a claim for rent arrears - this was one of the less frequent types of claim made, with cleaning, damage and redecorating all representing higher percentages of overall disputes. But what sets rent arrears apart from other types of claim is the average amount claimed - at £397.63 in 2018-19 rent arrears had the highest average claim of all categories and this figure was over...Read More

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SafeDeposits Scotland Celebrates Scottish Housing Day

Posted on Wednesday 18th of September 2019

Today (Wednesday 18th September) is Scottish Housing Day - an important date in the calendar celebrating the positive impact that good quality housing makes to the lives of people and communities, and highlighting the housing options that are available. At SafeDeposits Scotland we feel privileged to play a positive part in the Scottish property landscape - specifically the private rented sector, which according to the most recent available statistics...Read More

Comment on How Do I Claim Back My Deposit?

How Do I Claim Back My Deposit?

Posted on Tuesday 3rd of September 2019

For a tenant the end of a tenancy is usually a very busy time. Alongside tying up the end of the old tenancy, in most cases you will be moving into a new property - rented or otherwise - which brings with it a lot of paperwork to be sorted, not to mention the physical process of moving your belongings. Our repayment process is therefore designed to be as straightforward as possible, to help things go smoothly when there are lots of other tasks to do. You...Read More

Comment on What if I Live Abroad but Rent Out Property in Scotland?

What if I Live Abroad but Rent Out Property in Scotland?

Posted on Thursday 22nd of August 2019

If you have read the latest edition of our "Deposits in Scotland" magazine you will have seen a map highlighting the top 10 locations for overseas based landlords using SafeDeposits Scotland to protect their tenants' deposits. The research carried out to produce this information showed us some interesting statistics, and far beyond the top 10 highlighted in the magazine Scotland's private rented sector has links to scores of countries across the...Read More

Comment on Items Left Behind - Help or Hindrance?

Items Left Behind - Help or Hindrance?

Posted on Wednesday 14th of August 2019

What do games consoles, designer clothes and coffee tables have in common? They are among the many personal possessions to have been left behind by tenants after they have moved out of private rented properties in Scotland. To some that may be surprising - that people would leave their belongings (some of which could be considered valuable) behind - but it is actually quite a common occurrence. The reasons for tenants moving on minus that television or...Read More

Comment on SafeDeposits Scotland - Coming to a Town Near You?

SafeDeposits Scotland - Coming to a Town Near You?

Posted on Wednesday 7th of August 2019

In 2018-19 the SafeDeposits Scotland team travelled an estimated 12,317 miles across the length and breadth of Scotland to educate and inform landlords, letting agents and tenants on tenancy deposit legislation and what happens when lodging a deposit with a tenancy deposit scheme such as ourselves. Our travels continue and in recent months we've delivered a training session to Citizens Advice Bureau staff in Orkney, attended landlord and letting agent...Read More

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