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Tenant Information - Deposit Protection Schemes

Posted on Thursday 15th of November 2012

The introduction of deposit protection schemes by the Scottish government was brought about to protect the interests of tenants. The aim is to ensure that any deposit you pay to a local authority-registered landlord or agent is returned to you at the end of your tenancy agreement. SafeDeposits Scotland is one of the certified deposit protection schemes and our role is to hold your deposit for the duration of your tenancy and oversee independent adjudication should any disputes arise. While...Read More

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Awareness of tenancy deposit schemes deadline worryingly low

Posted on Thursday 28th of March 2013

New research commissioned by SafeDeposits Scotland has revealed that over three quarters of people are not aware of tenancy deposit schemes - despite the final deadline for all deposits to be secured being less than two months away. From May 15th 2013 all deposits from privately rented properties must be secured into one of the three government approved tenancy deposit schemes in Scotland, as part of the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011. Despite the imminent deadline,...Read More

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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