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Comment on 430% more English landlords operating in Scotland since 2012

430% more English landlords operating in Scotland since 2012

Posted on Thursday 12th of April 2018

At SafeDeposits Scotland, we regularly analyse the data we hold to take the temperature of the private rented sector and to look out for trends. We recently looked at where landlords were in relation to the properties they rented and noticed an interesting pattern. Since SafeDeposits was founded in 2012, there has been a dramatic increase in landlords living in England and renting property in Scotland. In 2012, 260 landlords based in England registered deposits on Scottish tenancies,...Read More

Comment on If my flatmate breaks something do I have to pay for it?

If my flatmate breaks something do I have to pay for it?

Posted on Wednesday 28th of March 2018

Who is liable for damage will be dependent on whether there is one tenancy agreement signed by everyone or if each of the tenants sign separate tenancy agreements. If you're yet to move in you should contact your agent/landlord to find out which one of these will be relevant to your tenancy. Joint tenancy agreements If you sign a joint tenancy agreement with other people, you're all liable for each other's actions during that tenancy. The contract is signed by everyone and...Read More

Comment on If I'm renting a flat while I'm at university, should my deposit be protected?

If I'm renting a flat while I'm at university, should my deposit be protected?

Posted on Thursday 22nd of March 2018

If you're renting somewhere to live from a private landlord or letting agent and pay them a deposit, your money should be protected with a tenancy deposit scheme. This includes if you've moved somewhere new for college or university and are renting while you're a student. The landlord or letting agent will usually ask you to pay a deposit before you move in, then they legally have to transfer your money to a tenancy deposit scheme within 30 working days of the tenancy start date. The...Read More

Comment on Making alterations to a property as a tenant

Making alterations to a property as a tenant

Posted on Wednesday 14th of March 2018

If you want to make alterations to a property what's absolutely key is to speak to your landlord or agent before you do anything! Don't think you can put in a hatch to your best pal's flat and no one will notice. Getting a nice set of curtains won't do it. Many landlords don't allow any permanent changes to be made to their property. If you have an established and trusting relationship with your landlord they may be happy for you to make alterations. You will have to...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits - How do I stop my home getting damp this winter?

Ask SafeDeposits - How do I stop my home getting damp this winter?

Posted on Friday 15th of December 2017

There are lots of ways that you can help stop condensation and damp appearing in your home. Small changes can make a big difference, and could save you money and health problems further down the line. The impact of damp and condensation on your health can be significant as these issues can cause allergies, respiratory issues and even affect the immune system. Dry clothes outside - not on the radiators During winter, it's natural to want to dry clothes indoors, but doing so creates higher...Read More

Comment on National Maintenance Week 2017

National Maintenance Week 2017

Posted on Monday 20th of November 2017

The annual National Maintenance Week campaign raises awareness of the importance of regular care to maintain a property. With the week taking place from Friday 17th November to Friday 24th November, it's also a perfect opportunity to give your home a health check before the wet and cold weather over winter causes any problems. Whether you own or rent an old house or modern flat, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, the charity behind National Maintenance Week, have shared...Read More