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Student renters urged to reclaim tenancy deposits

Posted on Friday 19th of May 2017

As the end of term approaches and a summer of travelling or work awaits, it's easy for students to forget about reclaiming deposits from rented accommodation, but our research has shown that students at some universities are more forgetful than others. Currently, 188 tenancy deposits remain unclaimed by students from Scottish colleges and universities, worth almost £62,000. We carried out the research by identifying all tenants who have a university email account registered...Read More

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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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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