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Comment on Tips for All on Love Your Pet Day

Tips for All on Love Your Pet Day

Posted on Wednesday 20th of February 2019

Today (Wednesday 20th February) is Love Your Pet Day. We thought we'd mark the occasion by sharing the love and rounding up some top pet-related tips for tenants, landlords and letting agents alike. If you're a landlord and have chosen to read this article, then the chances are you either already permit tenants to keep a pet or are considering doing so in future. Allowing pets to live in your property is of course entirely optional, but it's clear that...Read More

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Fair Wear and Tear - What is it?

Posted on Wednesday 13th of February 2019

They say "All's fair in love and war", but what's fair in wear and tear? Fair wear and tear isn't just a catchphrase that happens to rhyme nicely - it's a legally recognised term surrounding the change that will take place in a property over time, through neither intentional damage or neglect. The House of Lords definition of fair wear and tear is: "Reasonable use of the premises by the tenant and the ordinary operation of natural forces." It is...Read More

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Changes on the Way for the Repairing Standard

Posted on Wednesday 30th of January 2019

The Private Rented Sector (PRS) will see further legislative changes over the next few years, with the next date for the diary just weeks away. These particular changes relate to Scotland's Repairing Standard and here we summarise what to expect. The Repairing Standard is a basic level of repair that private rented properties must meet. It is a landlord's duty to make sure the property they're renting out meets the Repairing Standard, whose requirements...Read More

Comment on Deposit Protection at Your Fingertips... 365 Days a Year

Deposit Protection at Your Fingertips... 365 Days a Year

Posted on Wednesday 9th of January 2019

Whether you were celebrating Christmas or not, we hope that you managed to enjoy at least a day or two relaxing over the recent holiday period. We know however that in the busy private rented sector, few things stand still - it's a fact of life that people need to move into properties and start new tenancies throughout the year and indeed, the holidays are often the most suitable time for tenants to move due to their own work or education commitments. For...Read More

Comment on Your Views - Findings From Our 2018 Surveys

Your Views - Findings From Our 2018 Surveys

Posted on Wednesday 19th of December 2018

This year - as we do every year - we issued surveys to all tenants, landlords and agents to ask for their views on SafeDeposits Scotland. Customer service is of paramount importance to us, therefore we really do value the feedback of all who use our services. We're grateful for the many compliments we receive and we take on board comments where room for improvement is identified. As 2018 draws to a close and we look back on the year, we wanted to share...Read More

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Christmas Opening Hours

Posted on Wednesday 5th of December 2018

That's right... Christmas Opening Hours. We know it's only the first week of December, but we're not just being over-eager about the festive season - we're sharing our opening hours for the season with the best of intentions. As always we aim to make things run as smoothly as possible for all landlords, letting agents and tenants, so wanted to let you know when you'll be able to reach us. This is also a reminder that bank holidays are not counted as a...Read More

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