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Comment on July adjudication digest: Agreeing or negotiating?

July adjudication digest: Agreeing or negotiating?

Posted on Monday 13th of July 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. Agreeing or negotiating In...Read More

Comment on Tenants as Bill Payers - Your Rights

Tenants as Bill Payers - Your Rights

Posted on Wednesday 21st of November 2018

"Black Friday" is approaching and a whole host of big companies are shouting from the rooftops about apparently special deals. It's a relatively recent phenomenon here, but even before this distinctly American tradition made its way across the Atlantic, the run up to Christmas has been a time for many to take stock of their finances and outgoings as gifting, eating, drinking and being merry shake up the bank balance. Electrical retailers, supermarkets,...Read More

Comment on The Tenant's Guide to Christmas Movies

The Tenant's Guide to Christmas Movies

Posted on Wednesday 12th of December 2018

Houses and flats often provide the stage in Christmas movies, as families and friends get together under one roof and various forms of magic, mirth and mayhem unfold. Inspired by scenarios from some favourite festive films, we've pulled together some points for tenants to consider during the holiday season. GREMLINS Gizmo and his human pal Billy get most of the credit for overcoming the mini menaces in Gremlins, but we think Billy's Mum deserves a...Read More

Comment on Your Views - Findings From Our 2018 Surveys

Your Views - Findings From Our 2018 Surveys

Posted on Wednesday 19th of December 2018

This year - as we do every year - we issued surveys to all tenants, landlords and agents to ask for their views on SafeDeposits Scotland. Customer service is of paramount importance to us, therefore we really do value the feedback of all who use our services. We're grateful for the many compliments we receive and we take on board comments where room for improvement is identified. As 2018 draws to a close and we look back on the year, we wanted to share...Read More

Comment on Big Energy Saving Week

Big Energy Saving Week

Posted on Wednesday 23rd of January 2019

Did you know... this week is Big Energy Saving Week. It's a national campaign led by Citizens Advice which aims to help people cut their energy bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to. The Citizens Advice website contains a variety of resources related to saving money on energy costs (including an energy price comparison tool), improving energy efficiency and more. Some of the top (and simple) tips for minimising energy waste and...Read More

Comment on Tenancy Considerations on National No Smoking Day

Tenancy Considerations on National No Smoking Day

Posted on Tuesday 12th of March 2019

Wednesday 13th March is National No Smoking Day. We're not here to tell people whether they should smoke or not, but we have put together a few points on the impact that smoking can have on a rented property (and indeed any property) and some things that landlords and tenants should take into consideration in relation to smoking. There is no shortage of effects that smoking can have on a property. Smell is one of the legacies of a smoker in the room -...Read More