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Comment on Adjudication digest - October 2013

Adjudication digest - October 2013

Posted on Tuesday 22nd of October 2013

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.

The tenant didn't object at...Read More

Comment on We now hold 60% of the market

We now hold 60% of the market

Posted on Monday 24th of November 2014

We are excited to learn that SafeDeposits now holds 60% of all deposits safely protected by tenancy deposit schemes in Scotland, as revealed by the latest figures released by the Scottish Government. We are delighted to be the leading tenancy deposit scheme in Scotland, to be the only scheme headquartered in Scotland, and to be the only scheme which is not for profit. We want to take this opportunity to thank our landlords and letting agents for choosing SafeDeposits to protect their...Read More

Comment on Citylets market update

Citylets market update

Posted on Tuesday 7th of February 2017

2016 was rather less than dull in the geo-political sphere. Brexit in June. Trump elected US President in November. Yet despite all the turmoil, the Scottish PRS has in general followed a very set path throughout. The national rate of growth of the Scottish PRS has remained around 2% at each quarter throughout 2016. This has been determined by set trajectories within the country's main residential letting markets. Indeed, the latest Scottish Household Survey (2015) also confirms...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: can I change the lead tenant?

Ask SafeDeposits: can I change the lead tenant?

Posted on Thursday 10th of August 2017

Ask SafeDeposits: Can I change who the lead tenant is? In our "What does 'lead tenant' mean?" blog post, we explain the role of a lead tenant as a spokesperson in a joint tenancy, communicating all tenant's wishes during the repayment process. It's only the lead tenant that can enter a repayment request or respond to a request entered by a landlord or letting agent - so it's important that the lead tenant engages with the repayment process so we can...Read More

Comment on If I'm renting a flat while I'm at university, should my deposit be protected?

If I'm renting a flat while I'm at university, should my deposit be protected?

Posted on Thursday 22nd of March 2018

If you're renting somewhere to live from a private landlord or letting agent and pay them a deposit, your money should be protected with a tenancy deposit scheme. This includes if you've moved somewhere new for college or university and are renting while you're a student. The landlord or letting agent will usually ask you to pay a deposit before you move in, then they legally have to transfer your money to a tenancy deposit scheme within 30 working days of the tenancy start date. The...Read More

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