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Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: Do I need to protect a deposit if my tenant is family?

Ask SafeDeposits: Do I need to protect a deposit if my tenant is family?

Posted on Friday 15th of September 2017

The Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011 covers tenancies which the landlord registration provisions in the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 apply. This means if a landlord is required to register with the local authority, and takes a deposit from their tenant, that landlord must also protect the deposit with a tenancy deposit scheme. This includes landlords of assured and short assured tenancies, university accommodation, as well as various other types of...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: How do I check and agree to an inventory?

Ask SafeDeposits: How do I check and agree to an inventory?

Posted on Thursday 7th of September 2017

When you move in to a new home, make sure there's a detailed inventory which you agree with. If something is already broken or dirty when you move in but it isn't written on the inventory, you could end up having to pay for it when you move out. What is an inventory? An inventory is a list of everything in the property when you move in (for example, furniture, décor, fixtures and fitting, etc.) and the condition they're in (for example, 'brand new, never...Read More

Comment on Read this if you rent your home and paid a deposit

Read this if you rent your home and paid a deposit

Posted on Thursday 7th of September 2017

Found the perfect student flat for you and your friends? You've probably been asked to pay a deposit. Your landlord or letting agent must pay your money into a tenancy deposit scheme to keep it safe. This is the law in Scotland. You should receive confirmation your deposit is protected from your landlord or letting agency and the scheme. Check your tenancy agreement to find out exactly why your landlord may want to deduct money from your deposit after you move out....Read More

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Essentials for your new student flat

Posted on Thursday 7th of September 2017

For everyone heading off to college or university this September, we've put together a list of the things you might need to survive the year. The most important thing to remember is you'll have limited space so focus on the essentials. Plus the less stuff you take the easier it'll be to move! You don't need to splash out on expensive stuff either - you'll find everything you need in places like IKEA, Argos and big supermarkets. Kitchen You might not need any cooking equipment if...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: How do I use the evidence portal?

Ask SafeDeposits: How do I use the evidence portal?

Posted on Friday 1st of September 2017

If a landlord and tenant can't agree on how a deposit should be repaid, we offer an independent adjudication service to help. This means we'll ask the landlord and lead tenant for further information about the tenancy. An independent adjudicator will decide what repayment is fair based on that information. The landlord (or letting agent, if one is acting on the landlord's behalf) and lead tenant can provide information through our online evidence portal. We've shared a step-by-step guide...Read More

Comment on Grab your broomstick, Primark's Harry Potter homeware range has arrived

Grab your broomstick, Primark's Harry Potter homeware range has arrived

Posted on Friday 1st of September 2017

While we might not be setting off from Platform 9¾ today (we assume our Hogwarts letter has been lost in the post again…), September 1st does mean a new term at a muggle college or university is just around the corner for students across Scotland. For every student who wishes they were moving into a Hogwarts dormitory instead of a new student flat, we've rounded up the best bits from Primark's new Harry Potter homeware range. Hogwarts letter cushion,...Read More

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