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Comment on New Private Residential Tenancy for Scotland's PRS

New Private Residential Tenancy for Scotland's PRS

Posted on Monday 28th of August 2017

The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 creates a new private residential tenancy for all future lets in the private rented sector. From 1st December 2017 onwards all new tenancies will be a 'private residential tenancy'. The new tenancy will replace Short Assured and Assured Tenancies and will be much clearer and simpler to use. The purpose of the private residential tenancy is to improve security for tenants and provide safeguards for landlords, lenders and investors. The...Read More

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 How to Avoid Winter-Related Deposit Disputes

How to Avoid Winter-Related Deposit Disputes

Posted on Wednesday 14th of November 2018

With the weather turning, we take a look at the potential winter-related problems that can affect a tenancy deposit - and how to avoid them. As temperatures plummet and the nights draw in, the elements can have an impact upon properties. For letting agents and landlords, it's important that the right checks are made to ensure any potential damage is avoided or minimised. As ever, preparation is key. Where possible, landlords should personally carry out...Read More

Comment on Tenants as Bill Payers - Your Rights

Tenants as Bill Payers - Your Rights

Posted on Wednesday 21st of November 2018

"Black Friday" is approaching and a whole host of big companies are shouting from the rooftops about apparently special deals. It's a relatively recent phenomenon here, but even before this distinctly American tradition made its way across the Atlantic, the run up to Christmas has been a time for many to take stock of their finances and outgoings as gifting, eating, drinking and being merry shake up the bank balance. Electrical retailers, supermarkets,...Read More

Comment on Your Views - Findings From Our 2018 Surveys

Your Views - Findings From Our 2018 Surveys

Posted on Wednesday 19th of December 2018

This year - as we do every year - we issued surveys to all tenants, landlords and agents to ask for their views on SafeDeposits Scotland. Customer service is of paramount importance to us, therefore we really do value the feedback of all who use our services. We're grateful for the many compliments we receive and we take on board comments where room for improvement is identified. As 2018 draws to a close and we look back on the year, we wanted to share...Read More

Comment on SafeDeposits Scotland Hosting Tenant and Landlord Conferences

SafeDeposits Scotland Hosting Tenant and Landlord Conferences

Posted on Wednesday 27th of February 2019

Tenants and landlords in Scotland's Private Rented Sector - mark Saturday 25th May in your diaries! That's the day we'll be holding two events - our Tenant Conference and our Landlord Conference - in Glasgow's City Halls. These events are part of our busy calendar, as SafeDeposits Scotland continues to engage with landlords, letting agents and tenants across the country, throughout the year. Both events have been created to provide attendees with information and advice that will help...Read More

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