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First-Tier Tribunal - The First 18 Months

Posted on Wednesday 24th of July 2019

In December 2017 the jurisdiction of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber) expanded to include applications in respect of Private Sector Rented Cases and Private Residential Tenancies. In the 18 months since this came into effect the Tribunal has presided over a number of cases involving unprotected tenancy deposits. At SafeDeposits Scotland we have monitored the tenancy deposit cases going before the Tribunal, with decision...Read More

Comment on How Do I Claim Back My Deposit?

How Do I Claim Back My Deposit?

Posted on Tuesday 3rd of September 2019

For a tenant the end of a tenancy is usually a very busy time. Alongside tying up the end of the old tenancy, in most cases you will be moving into a new property - rented or otherwise - which brings with it a lot of paperwork to be sorted, not to mention the physical process of moving your belongings. Our repayment process is therefore designed to be as straightforward as possible, to help things go smoothly when there are lots of other tasks to do. You...Read More

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SafeDeposits Scotland Celebrates Scottish Housing Day

Posted on Wednesday 18th of September 2019

Today (Wednesday 18th September) is Scottish Housing Day - an important date in the calendar celebrating the positive impact that good quality housing makes to the lives of people and communities, and highlighting the housing options that are available. At SafeDeposits Scotland we feel privileged to play a positive part in the Scottish property landscape - specifically the private rented sector, which according to the most recent available statistics...Read More

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Who is responsible for mould in my property?

Posted on Wednesday 6th of November 2019

At first you may spy the odd spot here and there and think nothing of it, but for the sake of your tenancy deposit (not to mention your health), the first signs of mould should be tackled quickly. Mould, like damp, is caused by excess moisture. It might come from a leaky pipe or other plumbing issues, but it can also be caused by moisture from day-to-day activities. For example, drying clothes in the property, showering and even cooking without...Read More