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Comment on How do I activate and log in to my SafeDeposits account?

How do I activate and log in to my SafeDeposits account?

Posted on Friday 22nd of June 2018

There are three bits of information you need to access your SafeDeposits tenant account, the tenant name, DAN and DRN number. We do not send you all of these at once, you have to act to receive everything you need. Step 1 - We send you the DRN number Your landlord has to register your deposit within 30 working days of your tenancy beginning. Once the funds are transferred we will confirm that we hold the funds. We will send you a letter or an email. If your landlord or...Read More

Comment on Avoiding disputes and coming to agreements

Avoiding disputes and coming to agreements

Posted on Friday 8th of June 2018

Disputes can often be a stressful, disagreements can arise during a tenancy for a number of reasons. It's best for tenants and landlords alike to be able to look to and resolve issues that may arise during or after the tenancy. SafeDeposits always offers free, impartial adjudication on disputes over tenancy deposits. Avoiding disputes during a tenancy 1. Communication. If a problem arises during your tenancy it is important to talk about the issue as soon as possible. Keep a...Read More

Comment on Renting and gardening

Renting and gardening

Posted on Tuesday 15th of May 2018

The action a tenant needs to take in relation to a garden should be clearly set out in the tenancy agreement. Tenants should always read the tenancy agreement before signing it and if you have any questions ask your potential landlord beforehand. Generally speaking, a tenant should be expected to keep a garden neat, including paths, lawn and flowerbeds and to return the garden in the same condition as at check in. The garden should be seen as an extension house. The same principle as the...Read More

Comment on I don't know if my deposit has been protected - what should I do?

I don't know if my deposit has been protected - what should I do?

Posted on Monday 14th of May 2018

How do I know if my deposit has been protected? Your landlord has 30 working days from the tenancy start date to transfer your deposit to a government-approved tenancy deposit scheme, and provide you with particular key information. The key information should include the name and contact details of the tenancy deposit scheme which protects your money. After they have received your deposit, the scheme will also send you a deposit protection certificate to confirm your money is...Read More

Comment on Withholding Rent

Withholding Rent

Posted on Friday 11th of May 2018

Not all tenancies run smoothly, sometimes things can go wrong. You may think about withholding rent in order to force your landlord to do something, such as repairs. You may think that withholding rent is justified if you feel you have been unfairly treated. Whatever the circumstance and however you feel, withholding rent is always a risky option. Tenant and landlord responsibilities A fundamental part of the tenancy agreement is the tenant's obligation to pay rent to live...Read More

Comment on Can the adjudicator consider a counter-claim against the landlord?

Can the adjudicator consider a counter-claim against the landlord?

Posted on Thursday 26th of April 2018

As a tenant you pay a deposit as a promise you will follow the terms and obligations in the tenancy agreement (you need to: make sure the property is as clean when you move out as it was when you moved in, no damage the property or its contents, to pay the rent etc.). If you don't stick to these terms, your landlord may wish to make a claim against your deposit. If your landlord does make a claim and you disagree, you can refer the dispute to our free adjudication service. SafeDeposits...Read More