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Students! Confused by tenancy deposit schemes?

Posted on Monday 2nd of November 2015

Found the perfect student accommodation for you and your friends? You've probably been asked to pay a deposit in case of damage, rent arrears, etc. Your landlord or letting agent must pay your money into a tenancy deposit scheme for safekeeping. This is a legal requirement in Scotland. You should receive confirmation of protection from the landlord or letting agent and the scheme. Check your tenancy agreement to find out exactly why your landlord may want to deduct...Read More

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Keeping your deposit safe

Posted on Saturday 2nd of April 2016

Since the start of the year we've been out and about across Scotland visiting college and university campuses to speak to students about how to keep their deposit safe when they rent. We know that moving into the private rented sector for the first time can be daunting and there's a lot of new information to get your head around - which is why we want to make deposit protection as easy to understand as possible. If you rent and paid a deposit to your landlord or letting...Read More

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Student tenant reminder

Posted on Thursday 5th of May 2016

Are you moving out of your flat at the end of this semester? Your deposit won't be repaid automatically. You must complete the repayment steps below first: Repayment steps 1. When you move out, your landlord or letting agent will usually enter a repayment request through our website first. This will confirm if your full deposit should be repaid to you and your flatmates, or if they want to make any deductions for cleaning, damage, etc.; 2. We will email a copy of their repayment...Read More

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Renting tips for students

Posted on Friday 9th of September 2016

More students than ever are renting and we've learnt a few things over the years. A lot of students leave home or university accommodation to move into their first student property without really knowing much about renting. We've got so many suggestions for making your move-in a little easier, but we've put together the most important ones here: 1. COMPLETE YOUR INVENTORY! It may be the last thing on your mind when you're tired after carrying boxes all day but this...Read More

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Ask SafeDeposits: How do I check and agree to an inventory?

Posted on Thursday 7th of September 2017

When you move in to a new home, make sure there's a detailed inventory which you agree with. If something is already broken or dirty when you move in but it isn't written on the inventory, you could end up having to pay for it when you move out. What is an inventory? An inventory is a list of everything in the property when you move in (for example, furniture, décor, fixtures and fitting, etc.) and the condition they're in (for example, 'brand new, never...Read More

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Ask SafeDeposits: I'm moving in with friends - if they break something, will I have to pay for it?

Posted on Thursday 12th of October 2017

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