Category: Deposits

North East Scotland Landlords Praised for Renting Responsibly

When it comes to protecting tenants’ deposits in Scotland, landlords of properties in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire have been proven to be the most responsible. Best protected tenants’ deposits in Scotland SafeDeposits Scotland have analysed the rates of landlords failing to protect tenants’ deposits and found that, based on the decisions made by the First-tier …


Don’t Let Weeds Be in Control – for Your Deposit’s Sake!

About 16% of all tenancy deposit deduction disputes last year were over gardening, according to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme. That translates to no fewer than 2,000 disputes. Given it was National Weed Your Garden Day last week and the summer is here (is it?), it’s time to get your hands dirty and get rid of …


Taking Steps to Help Ensure the Return of Your Deposit

Tenancy deposit schemes were first introduced in Scotland in July 2012 to give tenants extra protection from rogue landlords and letting agents withholding part or all of deposits when tenants move on. Deposits must be paid into one of the three approved schemes, namely SafeDeposits Scotland, My Deposits Scotland and Letting Protection Service Scotland, for …