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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

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How to remove curry stains

Posted on Monday 9th of October 2017

Have you stained your best white shirt with a dollop of vindaloo? Or dropped a forkful of korma on to your landlord's cream carpet? While many of us will be tucking into a curry this National Curry Week, spices such as turmeric and paprika can make curry stains a nightmare to remove. Not to mention the smell, which seems to linger no matter how many scented candles you burn. We've rounded up a few of the best tips for removing curry stains and smells from your home. Just...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: Can I use the deposit for rent arrears?

Ask SafeDeposits: Can I use the deposit for rent arrears?

Posted on Thursday 5th of October 2017

Yes, you can deduct any unpaid rent from your tenant's deposit, as long as this is specified in the tenancy agreement. If you want to claim for rent arrears and the tenant disagrees and refers the repayment to a scheme's adjudication service, the adjudicator will consider the following: What is the claim for? For example, rent arrears, cleaning, etc. What are the tenant's obligations in the tenancy agreement? The deposit clause in the tenancy agreement must specify...Read More

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We dig deeper into unclaimed deposits

Posted on Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

Most tenants claim their deposits back after they move out, but, as hard as it is to believe, a surprising number don't. We decided to dig deeper into our figures and have discovered that renters in some cities are more forgetful than others. The top five cities in Scotland for unclaimed deposits are: Edinburgh City: 919 deposits, worth £219,559.34 Glasgow City: 417 deposits, worth £113,422.99 Aberdeen City: 246 deposits, worth £73,023.66 Fife: 245 deposits, worth...Read More