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Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: Should I have a pet clause in my tenancy agreement?

Ask SafeDeposits: Should I have a pet clause in my tenancy agreement?

Posted on Friday 23rd of June 2017

Why should I let to a tenant with a pet? The choice to allow a pet to live in your property is entirely up to you, but with almost 12 million households in the UK owning a pet, many landlords and letting agents are increasingly letting to tenants with pets to tap into this growing part of the private rented sector and grow their business. As the demand for pet-friendly properties still outstrips supply, tenants who find a landlord who will welcome their furry friend will often stay in...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: How do I repay my tenant's deposit from the tenancy deposit scheme?

Ask SafeDeposits: How do I repay my tenant's deposit from the tenancy deposit scheme?

Posted on Friday 16th of June 2017

I've protected my tenant's deposit with a tenancy deposit scheme, but how do I get it back? When the tenancy comes to an end, you can repay the deposit by following these easy repayment steps: Log in to your SafeDeposits user account; Search for the relevant tenancy address and select the “View/Edit” option; This will open the deposit summary page for the tenancy, including the “Proposal for Deposit Repayment” option at the bottom of the page; After...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: What information do I need to provide to my tenant?

Ask SafeDeposits: What information do I need to provide to my tenant?

Posted on Friday 2nd of June 2017

Why do I need to provide my tenant with information? When a landlord, or their letting agent, protects a tenant's deposit with a government approved tenancy deposit scheme, the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011 also require them to provide the tenant with particular key information. The key information must be provided to all tenants on the tenancy agreement within 30 working days of the tenancy start date. This is required under Regulation 42 of the Tenancy...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: Do I need to protect my tenant's deposit with a tenancy deposit scheme?

Ask SafeDeposits: Do I need to protect my tenant's deposit with a tenancy deposit scheme?

Posted on Friday 26th of May 2017

Why should I protect my tenant's deposit? If you're a landlord in Scotland and take a deposit from your tenant, you must: Transfer the deposit to a government approved tenancy deposit scheme; Provide the tenant with particular key information. The deposit must be transferred, and the key information provided to all tenants on the tenancy agreement, within 30 working days of the tenancy start date. This is required under the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations...Read More

Comment on Student renters urged to reclaim tenancy deposits

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 - that's almost £62,000! We carried out the research by identifying all tenants who have a university email account...Read More

Comment on Get your student deposit back

Get your student deposit back

Posted on Monday 1st of May 2017

Our new research has revealed 188 students from colleges and universities across Scotland have forgotten to claim back their deposits - that's a whopping £62,000! During the stress of exams and lining up a job for a summer, claiming your deposit back might be bottom of your to-do list, but we can't repay your deposit until you log in to our website to provide your bank details. It's your money and it only takes a few minutes to claim back, so please log in after you move out - just...Read More