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Comment on Changes on the Way for the Repairing Standard

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 Business as normal after major fire affects servers

Business as normal after major fire affects servers

Posted on Wednesday 16th of January 2019

At approximately 4pm on Wednesday 9th January a serious fire broke out at the Tenancy Deposit Scheme's (England and Wales) head office on Mark Road in Hemel Hempstead. All staff were evacuated safely with no casualties, but the fire impacted servers shared by SafeDeposits Scotland. While the building suffered extensive damage, a business continuity plan was successfully implemented. Although customers may have experienced a brief delay in email...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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Haunted Households

Posted on Wednesday 31st of October 2018

Last Halloween we brought you a round up of the seven creepiest haunted houses in Scotland. Now we're back with more examples of ghostly goings on around the country. Castles and remote mansions featured heavily on our last trip into the spirit world, but as you'll read below things can go bump in the night in even the most pedestrian of surroundings... Edinburgh - Charlotte Square The capital has a reputation as a hotspot for hauntings and while spooky goings on at the likes of...Read More

Comment on Brush Up on Rights, Rules and Regulations

Brush Up on Rights, Rules and Regulations

Posted on Thursday 27th of September 2018

Did you see the trailer for Mary Poppins Returns, which was released a couple of weeks ago? Pretty magical stuff. And no sooner had we started whistling Chim Chim Cher-ee, we read a startling statistic in relation to chimney sweeping that would have Dick Van Dyke exclaiming "Cor, Blimey!" 89% of respondents to a recent survey of UK tenants conducted by AXA Insurance said it was the tenant's responsibility to keep any chimneys swept. However - contrary to that fairly overwhelming response...Read More

Comment on The Great Scottish Oven Clean

The Great Scottish Oven Clean

Posted on Tuesday 28th of August 2018

It's probably one of the least popular tasks in maintaining any household but it has to be done, and if you're a keen baker you know how important a clean oven is. Whether you're embarking on a signature, a technical or a showstopper bake, you're not going to get that beautiful baking aroma from an oven caked (no pun intended) in grease. You're maybe wondering why we - a tenancy deposit scheme - are concerned with how your Victoria Sponge works out, but the...Read More

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