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Ready for registration events

Posted on Thursday 27th of April 2017

The Scottish Government, in conjunction with the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) and the Council of Letting Agents (CLA), recently held a series of awareness raising events across Scotland to help letting agents prepare for the Letting Agent Code of Practice Regulations 2016. Members of the SafeDeposits team attended the events in Dundee and Edinburgh, and we have summarised the key topics covered below: Requirements on letting agents in Scotland If you do letting agency...Read More

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New website features

Posted on Wednesday 15th of March 2017

We're excited to announce the launch of new website features from Wednesday 15th March 2017. We have listened to feedback from our landlords, letting agents and tenants to develop bespoke new features and services, which we hope will make protecting and repaying deposits quicker and easier:   Increase deposit amount during the tenancy You can now increase the deposit amount during the tenancy through the 'Deposit Summary' page for the deposit: View the 'Deposit Summary'...Read More

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Get ready for letting agent regulation

Posted on Tuesday 14th of March 2017

Letting Agent Code of Practice Regulations It may seem like a long way off but the clock is ticking until the Letting Agent Code of Practice Regulations come into force in 2018. If you do letting agency work in Scotland you are required by law to: Comply with the Letting Agent Code of Practice (the Code) by 31st January 2018; Join the Register of Letting Agents (the Register) by 30th September 2018. Who must comply Letting agency work generally means you either: Carry out...Read More

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Citylets market update

Posted on Tuesday 7th of February 2017

2016 was rather less than dull in the geo-political sphere. Brexit in June. Trump elected US President in November. Yet despite all the turmoil, the Scottish PRS has in general followed a very set path throughout. The national rate of growth of the Scottish PRS has remained around 2% at each quarter throughout 2016. This has been determined by set trajectories within the country's main residential letting markets. Indeed, the latest Scottish Household Survey (2015) also confirms...Read More

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Deposits in Scotland magazine

Posted on Friday 3rd of February 2017

We're delighted to announce our new magazine, Deposits in Scotland, which we have created to highlight the issues and developments affecting the private rented sector. The magazine includes: An update on recent sanctions for non-compliance, including the landmark case which saw the first letting agency convicted; We have also crunched our figures to give you an insight into the latest repayment and dispute trends; Expect advice from respected agents Adrian Sangster of...Read More

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Energy saving tips for the holidays

Posted on Monday 19th of December 2016

With the festive season getting into full swing, it's a time of celebration and catching up with friends and family. But it can also be very cold outside and an expensive time of year, so we wanted to pass on some simple energy saving tips which landlords and tenants can use to help manage their bills this winter: Christmas lighting If you love Christmas lights, take a moment to think about how much they cost to run. The cost will be influenced by many factors including the size...Read More