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Comment on The 7 creepiest haunted houses in Scotland

The 7 creepiest haunted houses in Scotland

Posted on Tuesday 31st of October 2017

With more than our fair share of castles and old stately homes, it's not a surprise that Scotland has no shortage of ghost stories. From a haunted dining room in the Scottish Borders to skeletons under the floorboards in Orkney, it's not just Halloween when things go bump in the night around here... 1. Abbotsford House Abbotsford House in the Scottish Borders, near Melrose, is the former residence of historical novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott. The house has a history of spooky tales...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: I don't know if my deposit has been protected - what should I do?

Ask SafeDeposits: I don't know if my deposit has been protected - what should I do?

Posted on Friday 27th of October 2017

How do I know if my deposit has been protected? Your landlord has 30 working days from the tenancy start date to transfer your deposit to a government-approved tenancy deposit scheme, and provide you with particular key information. The key information should include the name and contact details of the tenancy deposit scheme which protects your money. After they have received your deposit, the scheme will also send you a deposit protection certificate to confirm your money is...Read More

Comment on New 'Private Residential Tenancy' coming into force

New 'Private Residential Tenancy' coming into force

Posted on Wednesday 25th of October 2017

The introduction of the new Private Residential Tenancy means that it will no longer be possible to create an assured or short assured tenancy from 1st December 2017 onwards (existing tenancies that were taken out before 1 December 2017 will continue to operate as they do currently until they come to an end). To find out more information about the new tenancy please use the following links: Tenant information Private residential tenancies: information for tenants Landlord...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: I'm moving in with friends - if they break something, will I have to pay for it?

Ask SafeDeposits: I'm moving in with friends - if they break something, will I have to pay for it?

Posted on Thursday 12th of October 2017

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 Launch of tenant and letting agent forums

Launch of tenant and letting agent forums

Posted on Wednesday 11th of October 2017

We conducted the biggest tenant feedback survey of its kind earlier this year and are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive responses. The 2,842 tenants from across Scotland who completed the survey confirmed: 86% have received a welcome email with a deposit protection certificate; 83% have received a form with key information from their landlord or letting agent; 74% already knew deposits had to be protected by a scheme before we sent them a welcome email; 61% know how to claim...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: I paid my son's deposit - how do I get the money back?

Ask SafeDeposits: I paid my son's deposit - how do I get the money back?

Posted on Tuesday 10th of October 2017

We know that parents will often pay a tenancy deposit for their son or daughter, most commonly if their child has moved for college or university and needs hundreds of pounds for their student flat. In fact, it's not unusual for the deposit for a student flat to be paid entirely by the parents of the different students living there. However, as the students are the people living in the property, they are listed on the tenancy agreement and are legally responsible for following the...Read More