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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

Comment on Changes to Landlord Registration

Changes to Landlord Registration

Posted on Wednesday 17th of July 2019

Following public consultation in 2018, the Scottish Government is introducing changes that will require landlords to declare whether or not they comply with specific duties. This will supplement the general declaration about compliance, and will provide local authorities with more helpful information to help them decide whether a landlord should be approved or not. Subject to the Parliamentary process, the change will come into force on 16th September...Read More

Comment on New Projects Funded by the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust

New Projects Funded by the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust

Posted on Wednesday 26th of June 2019

As we reach the half-way mark of 2019, we thought it was a good time to look at what's been happening at the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust so far this year. Funds have been awarded to a variety of projects - from a service in mainland Scotland's smallest council area, to a UK-wide research programme - and the Trust continues to seek expressions of interest. In February £29,845 was awarded to the Mediation Clinic at the University of...Read More

Comment on SafeDeposits Scotland Hosting Tenant and Landlord Conferences

SafeDeposits Scotland Hosting Tenant and Landlord Conferences

Posted on Wednesday 27th of February 2019

Tenants and landlords in Scotland's Private Rented Sector - mark Saturday 25th May in your diaries! That's the day we'll be holding two events - our Tenant Conference and our Landlord Conference - in Glasgow's City Halls. These events are part of our busy calendar, as SafeDeposits Scotland continues to engage with landlords, letting agents and tenants across the country, throughout the year. Both events have been created to provide attendees with information and advice that will help...Read More

Comment on New Trust Funded Projects Start in 2019

New Trust Funded Projects Start in 2019

Posted on Wednesday 6th of February 2019

The SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust - the grant-giving charity designed to help improve Scotland's private rented sector (PRS) - is looking forward to the year ahead, as a host of projects funded by the Trust gets underway. The Trust is also seeking further expressions of interest from individuals and organisations who have exciting and innovative suggestions that would enhance the workings of the PRS in Scotland. Since launching in 2016, the...Read More

Comment on Changes on the Way for the Repairing Standard

Changes on the Way for the Repairing Standard

Posted on Wednesday 30th of January 2019

The Private Rented Sector (PRS) will see further legislative changes over the next few years, with the next date for the diary just weeks away. These particular changes relate to Scotland's Repairing Standard and here we summarise what to expect. The Repairing Standard is a basic level of repair that private rented properties must meet. It is a landlord's duty to make sure the property they're renting out meets the Repairing Standard, whose requirements...Read More

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