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Thousands in unclaimed deposits

Posted on Tuesday 31st of March 2015

I feel like titling this blog post "Claim your free money here" but that might cause our internet and phone systems to crash, so I'll tread more carefully! When the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011 were passed by the Scottish Government, no one ever imagined that a tenant wouldn't want their deposit back when they moved out of the property they were renting but, believe me, it happens all the time! As of March 2015, SafeDeposits Scotland have 400,000 of unclaimed...Read More

Comment on April's adjudication digest: Repair or replace?

April's adjudication digest: Repair or replace?

Posted on Thursday 30th of April 2015

The adjudication digest takes a recent decision by a SafeDeposits adjudicator and sets out the reasons behind it. We hope that you will find these digests informative in understanding how we reach our adjudication decisions. This blog post is for guidance only – it is not intended to guarantee when an award will be made. Each dispute is different and the actual award made will be based on our interpretation of the specific evidence presented to us. Repair or replace? This...Read More

Comment on Happy birthday, SafeDeposits!

Happy birthday, SafeDeposits!

Posted on Thursday 2nd of July 2015

Three years ago the introduction of the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011 meant SafeDeposits Scotland was born with the purpose of protecting millions of pounds worth of deposits in the private rented sector. This meant we had to convince a nation's landlords and letting agencies that SafeDeposits Scotland was the organisation they should entrust their deposits with. So three years on, where are we? Over 60% of Scotland's private rented sector has complied with the new...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: How do I complete the prescribed information form?

Ask SafeDeposits: How do I complete the prescribed information form?

Posted on Friday 14th of July 2017

How do I complete the prescribed information form? The Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011 require landlords who take a deposit from their tenant to: Transfer the deposit to a government approved tenancy deposit scheme; and Provide the tenant(s) with particular key information. The deposit should be protected and the key information provided within 30 working days of the tenancy start date. To help make providing the key information easier, we have a...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: Can the adjudicator consider a counter-claim against the landlord?

Ask SafeDeposits: Can the adjudicator consider a counter-claim against the landlord?

Posted on Friday 25th of August 2017

If you rent your home, your landlord or letting agent will usually ask you for a deposit. You pay a deposit as a promise you will follow the terms of your tenancy agreement (for example, the tenancy agreement may specify that you need to: pay a certain amount of rent every month, make sure the property is as clean when you move out as it was when you moved in, not damage the property or its contents, etc.). There should be a deposit clause in your tenancy agreement which specifies what terms...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