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Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: What should I do if only one tenant is moving out?

Ask SafeDeposits: What should I do if only one tenant is moving out?

Posted on Thursday 21st of September 2017

If only one of your tenants in a joint tenancy is moving out, we have a tenant changeover function to help. This means we can remove the outgoing tenant from the deposit account, including repaying them any amount they're owed, and move the remaining tenant's portion of the deposit to a new deposit account. If a new tenant is moving in to replace the outgoing tenant, you can also add their details and pay their portion of the deposit as part of the tenant changeover process. Please note...Read More

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Scottish Housing Day

Posted on Thursday 21st of September 2017

21st September 2017 is Scottish Housing Day, a day dedicated to getting the message out about the different housing options available in Scotland, and dispelling myths about buying, renting and being a tenant. There are many different ways to access housing. The Scottish Housing Day website has information about the different types of housing that are available to rent and buy in Scotland, including: Local authority housing Housing association or co-operative housing Renting...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: Do I need to protect a deposit if my tenant is family?

Ask SafeDeposits: Do I need to protect a deposit if my tenant is family?

Posted on Friday 15th of September 2017

The Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011 covers tenancies which the landlord registration provisions in the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 apply. This means if a landlord is required to register with the local authority, and takes a deposit from their tenant, that landlord must also protect the deposit with a tenancy deposit scheme. This includes landlords of assured and short assured tenancies, university accommodation, as well as various other types of...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: How do I check and agree to an inventory?

Ask SafeDeposits: How do I check and agree to an inventory?

Posted on Thursday 7th of September 2017

When you move in to a new home, make sure there's a detailed inventory which you agree with. If something is already broken or dirty when you move in but it isn't written on the inventory, you could end up having to pay for it when you move out. What is an inventory? An inventory is a list of everything in the property when you move in (for example, furniture, décor, fixtures and fitting, etc.) and the condition they're in (for example, 'brand new, never...Read More

Comment on Read this if you rent your home and paid a deposit

Read this if you rent your home and paid a deposit

Posted on Thursday 7th of September 2017

Found the perfect student flat for you and your friends? You've probably been asked to pay a deposit. Your landlord or letting agent must pay your money into a tenancy deposit scheme to keep it safe. This is the law in Scotland. You should receive confirmation your deposit is protected from your landlord or letting agency and the scheme. Check your tenancy agreement to find out exactly why your landlord may want to deduct money from your deposit after you move out....Read More

Comment on Essentials for your new student flat

Essentials for your new student flat

Posted on Thursday 7th of September 2017

For everyone heading off to college or university this September, we've put together a list of the things you might need to survive the year. The most important thing to remember is you'll have limited space so focus on the essentials. Plus the less stuff you take the easier it'll be to move! You don't need to splash out on expensive stuff either - you'll find everything you need in places like IKEA, Argos and big supermarkets. Kitchen You might not need any cooking equipment if...Read More

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