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Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: can I change the lead tenant?

Ask SafeDeposits: can I change the lead tenant?

Posted on Thursday 10th of August 2017

Ask SafeDeposits: Can I change who the lead tenant is? In our "What does 'lead tenant' mean?" blog post, we explain the role of a lead tenant as a spokesperson in a joint tenancy, communicating all tenant's wishes during the repayment process. It's only the lead tenant that can enter a repayment request or respond to a request entered by a landlord or letting agent - so it's important that the lead tenant engages with the repayment process so we can...Read More

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Guest post by Cats Protection: Renting with cats

Posted on Tuesday 8th of August 2017

The art of purr-suading landlords More and more people in Scotland and across the UK are privately renting. Many people in this type of housing are unable to become pet owners, as it is common for landlords to prohibit pets. A Cats Protection survey of our network of adoption centres and branches that rehome cats found that over half of the respondents said it was 'very' or 'extremely' difficult to rehome cats into homes privately rented from a landlord. However,...Read More

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Ask SafeDeposits: What happens if there's no response to a repayment request?

Posted on Thursday 3rd of August 2017

Ask SafeDeposits: What happens if there's no response to a repayment request? The importance of contact details When a landlord registers a deposit, we ask for contact details for the tenant, specifically a phone number (preferably a mobile number) and email address. We can't stress enough how important contact details are: we need to be able to contact the tenant after they move out of the property to ask them to complete the repayment steps. If we can't contact the tenant, the...Read More