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Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: How do I keep my home safe over Christmas?

Ask SafeDeposits: How do I keep my home safe over Christmas?

Posted on Tuesday 5th of December 2017

With all the decorations, cooking and parties happening in December, the chances of an accident - whether it's electrical, fire or security related - are increased, so how do you keep you and your home safe over Christmas? 1. Don't post your travel plans on social media If you're planning on going on holiday - whether it's to stay with family or friends or heading abroad for some winter sunshine - then don't post your plans online. Never post where you're going, when you're leaving, or...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: Should I tell my landlord if I'm going on holiday?

Ask SafeDeposits: Should I tell my landlord if I'm going on holiday?

Posted on Wednesday 29th of November 2017

With Christmas quickly approaching, a lot of tenants will be planning to pack up and go on holiday - whether it's to stay with family or friends, or to head abroad for some winter sunshine - but do you have to tell your landlord or letting agent if you're leaving your home empty? Your tenancy agreement should have a clause which explains your responsibilities if you leave the property empty. For example, your tenancy agreement might say that you need to tell your landlord...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: We're letting our property to three tenants - do they pay the deposit separately or together?

Ask SafeDeposits: We're letting our property to three tenants - do they pay the deposit separately or together?

Posted on Friday 24th of November 2017

If you're letting your property to more than one tenant, you should either prepare a joint assured shorthold tenancy agreement or separate assured shorthold tenancy agreements for each person. If you decide to rent the property as a joint tenancy, all tenants will sign a joint tenancy agreement when they move in. If this is the case, the tenants will pay one deposit for the tenancy. Even though they might only contribute a share of the deposit each, a joint tenancy agreement means...Read More

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Marketing Officer vacancy

Posted on Wednesday 1st of November 2017

We have an exciting new opportunity for a confident, creative Marketing Officer to join our Glasgow-based team. Your role is to oversee and implement the marketing strategy for SafeDeposits Scotland. It is vital that you keep up-to-date with current trends and innovations in order that you bring fresh, forward-looking ideas to our brand and marketing reach. The role Job title: Marketing Officer Location: Glasgow Reports to: Operations Manager Hours of work: Full...Read More

Comment on The 7 creepiest haunted houses in Scotland

The 7 creepiest haunted houses in Scotland

Posted on Tuesday 31st of October 2017

With more than our fair share of castles and old stately homes, it's not a surprise that Scotland has no shortage of ghost stories. From a haunted dining room in the Scottish Borders to skeletons under the floorboards in Orkney, it's not just Halloween when things go bump in the night around here... 1. Abbotsford House Abbotsford House in the Scottish Borders, near Melrose, is the former residence of historical novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott. The house has a history of spooky tales...Read More

Comment on Launch of tenant and letting agent forums

Launch of tenant and letting agent forums

Posted on Wednesday 11th of October 2017

We conducted the biggest tenant feedback survey of its kind earlier this year and are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive responses. The 2,842 tenants from across Scotland who completed the survey confirmed: 86% have received a welcome email with a deposit protection certificate; 83% have received a form with key information from their landlord or letting agent; 74% already knew deposits had to be protected by a scheme before we sent them a welcome email; 61% know how to claim...Read More

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