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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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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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Tips to keep your home warm

Posted on Monday 12th of December 2016

Winter is in full swing, and keeping the house warm is essential whether you are a tenant or a landlord looking after a property. The following guide from Compare My Move will help you keep the house warm during these colder months with minimal effort. Let the Light In This might seem obvious, but you should keep your window shades and curtains open during the day so that the natural sunlight heats up the house. As soon as the sun starts to set, close them to retain the heat....Read More

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International Tenants Day winner!

Posted on Monday 5th of December 2016

At SafeDeposits Scotland we know a good relationship between a landlord or letting agency and a tenant is key to a happy tenancy and a win-win for both parties. That's why, to celebrate International Tenants Day, we launched a competition to highlight the positive relationships between people in the private rented sector – and from the hundreds of entries we received we're delighted to hear how many happy people there are in the sector! We asked landlords and letting agents...Read More

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Five Common Pet Mistakes

Posted on Monday 31st of October 2016

In this edition of our 'Five Common… Mistakes' blog series, we're talking about common mistakes landlords, letting agents and tenants make when submitting evidence about a pet living in the property: 1. Missing pet clause If a landlord or letting agent doesn't allow pets in their property, this should be specified in the tenancy agreement. However, if pets are allowed, this should be reflected within the tenancy agreement with a 'pet clause'. The Dogs...Read More