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Comment on 7 steps to get your student deposit back

7 steps to get your student deposit back

Posted on Thursday 25th of May 2017

1. Read your tenancy agreement carefully There should be a section in your tenancy agreement which outlines the reasons why you might lose some or all of your deposit after you move out. While most tenancy agreements will say that you should pay your rent and keep the place clean and tidy, some contracts will be more specific - for example, do you need to have the property professionally cleaned, or clean the windows inside and out? Double-check the details or it could cost you....Read More

Comment on I'm a tenant, what is the First Tier Tribunal?

I'm a tenant, what is the First Tier Tribunal?

Posted on Friday 15th of June 2018

On 1 December 2017 new legislation came into force. This means now tenants should now go to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber) if landlords or letting agents do not protect their deposits. Previously tenants had to raise a 'summary application' in the Sheriff court against their landlord if they had not protected their deposit. There are no fees involved in taking a case to the First Tier Tribunal. Unprotected deposits Your landlord has to...Read More

Comment on Student Tenancies - What Happens at the End... and the Beginning

Student Tenancies - What Happens at the End... and the Beginning

Posted on Wednesday 19th of June 2019

For students across Scotland, summer heralds the end of the academic year. Exam results are being published, glad rags are being donned for summer balls and for those at the end of their studies it is time for graduation. For many, the conclusion of the university or college year also means the end of their tenancy - some students may be moving back home or on to pastures new having graduated, while others may simply have a change of circumstances; perhaps,...Read More