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Comment on If my flatmate breaks something do I have to pay for it?

If my flatmate breaks something do I have to pay for it?

Posted on Wednesday 28th of March 2018

Who is liable for damage will be dependent on whether there is one tenancy agreement signed by everyone or if each of the tenants sign separate tenancy agreements. If you're yet to move in you should contact your agent/landlord to find out which one of these will be relevant to your tenancy. Joint tenancy agreements If you sign a joint tenancy agreement with other people, you're all liable for each other's actions during that tenancy. The contract is signed by everyone and...Read More

Comment on Less than three weeks left to apply for SafeDeposits Scotland Trust funding

Less than three weeks left to apply for SafeDeposits Scotland Trust funding

Posted on Wednesday 15th of August 2018

SafeDeposits Scotland is the only not-for-profit deposit scheme meaning that we can use any financial surpluses we make to make a positive difference to Scotland's private rented sector (PRS). To do that, we set up the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust, a grant-giving charity that promotes and facilitates education, training and best practice within the sector by funding projects that provide tangible benefits to landlords, letting agents and tenants alike. The Trust is currently...Read More

Comment on Fair Wear and Tear - What is it?

Fair Wear and Tear - What is it?

Posted on Wednesday 13th of February 2019

They say "All's fair in love and war", but what's fair in wear and tear? Fair wear and tear isn't just a catchphrase that happens to rhyme nicely - it's a legally recognised term surrounding the change that will take place in a property over time, through neither intentional damage or neglect. The House of Lords definition of fair wear and tear is: "Reasonable use of the premises by the tenant and the ordinary operation of natural forces." It is...Read More