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Comment on COVID-19 and Scotland's PRS - An Overview

COVID-19 and Scotland's PRS - An Overview

Posted on Thursday 4th of June 2020

As Scotland cautiously enters the first phase in the easing of lockdown restrictions, here we summarise developments pertinent to the country's private rented sector that have taken place over the past 10 weeks.

Tenancy Deposit Protection

We start with our own area of expertise , where there has in fact been no change during lockdown.

At the start of lockdown we addressed some frequently asked questions in a previous blog post, where the over-riding theme was...Read More

Comment on COVID-19 - TENANCY DEPOSIT PROTECTION Q&A

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

Comment on Amendments to Tenancy Deposit Schemes Regulations

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

Comment on SafeDeposits Scotland Celebrates Scottish Housing Day

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

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