Home |  Blog |  Contact Us |  Switch to us 
Free registration of tenancy deposits in Scotland from our offices in Glasgow.

SafeDeposits Scotland Blog

Viewing posts matching tag how-to-get-your-deposit-back

Blog Home
Comment on 7 steps to get your student deposit back

7 steps to get your student deposit back

Posted on Thursday 25th of May 2017

1. Read your tenancy agreement carefully There should be a section in your tenancy agreement which outlines the reasons why you might lose some or all of your deposit after you move out. While most tenancy agreements will say that you should pay your rent and keep the place clean and tidy, some contracts will be more specific - for example, do you need to have the property professionally cleaned, or clean the windows inside and out? Double-check the details or it could cost you....Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: Do I need to protect my tenant's deposit with a tenancy deposit scheme?

Ask SafeDeposits: Do I need to protect my tenant's deposit with a tenancy deposit scheme?

Posted on Friday 26th of May 2017

Why should I protect my tenant's deposit? If you're a landlord in Scotland and take a deposit from your tenant, you must: Transfer the deposit to a government approved tenancy deposit scheme; Provide the tenant with particular key information. The deposit must be transferred, and the key information provided to all tenants on the tenancy agreement, within 30 working days of the tenancy start date. This is required under the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: Should I have a pet clause in my tenancy agreement?

Ask SafeDeposits: Should I have a pet clause in my tenancy agreement?

Posted on Friday 23rd of June 2017

Why should I let to a tenant with a pet? The choice to allow a pet to live in your property is entirely up to you, but with almost 12 million households in the UK owning a pet, many landlords and letting agents are increasingly letting to tenants with pets to tap into this growing part of the private rented sector and grow their business. As the demand for pet-friendly properties still outstrips supply, tenants who find a landlord who will welcome their furry friend will often stay in...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: what does lead tenant mean?

Ask SafeDeposits: what does lead tenant mean?

Posted on Friday 30th of June 2017

What does "lead tenant" mean? With many people moving out over summer, it's important that all tenants understand how SafeDeposits deals with joint tenants when it comes to getting your deposit back. If there's more than one tenant in a property, the landlord will pick one tenant as the "lead tenant". They are responsible for responding to or entering a repayment request after the tenancy ends to claim the deposit back. The deposit protection certificate...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: How do I complete the prescribed information form?

Ask SafeDeposits: How do I complete the prescribed information form?

Posted on Friday 14th of July 2017

How do I complete the prescribed information form? The Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011 require landlords who take a deposit from their tenant to: Transfer the deposit to a government approved tenancy deposit scheme; and Provide the tenant(s) with particular key information. The deposit should be protected and the key information provided within 30 working days of the tenancy start date. To help make providing the key information easier, we have a...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: Can I pay a deposit to the tenancy deposit scheme in installments?

Ask SafeDeposits: Can I pay a deposit to the tenancy deposit scheme in installments?

Posted on Friday 28th of July 2017

Yes, you can pay the deposit to SafeDeposits in installments. While the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011 require deposits to be paid to a tenancy deposit scheme within 30 working days of the tenancy start date, they are silent on how installments taken during the tenancy should be paid. However, we recommend that landlords and letting agents transfer the first installment within 30 working days of the start of the tenancy, and all following installments as soon as...Read More