SafeDeposits Scotland

Inverness landlords to receive dispute management training

Landlords in Inverness can sign-up for free training into managing tenancy deposits and disputes.

Published 10 September 2019

North East landlords ‘among Scotland’s best’ for deposit protection

Landlords of rented properties in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire are being praised for renting responsibly after SafeDeposits Scotland researched rates of landlords failing to protect tenants’ deposits.

Published 15 August 2019

SafeDeposits Scotland raises more than £900 for Rock Trust

Tenancy deposit protection scheme SafeDeposits Scotland brought together professionals from across the private rented sector to raise more than £900 for Edinburgh-based youth homelessness charity, the Rock Trust.

Published 18 July 2019

More than 200 landlords breach tenant deposit rules in 18 months

A law designed to protect the deposits of private tenants across Scotland has been breached by more than 200 landlords in the last 18 months, new figures have revealed.

Published 12 July 2019

Ground-breaking research aims to improve standards in private rented sector

Two housing-related charitable organisations have come together to fund a major UK-wide research programme with the aim of improving standards in the private rented sector (PRS).

Published 17 June 2019

Scottish tenancy deposit training courses announced

Tenancy deposit protection scheme SafeDeposits Scotland has announced a programme of nine new landlord and letting agent educational workshops taking place across the country in April.

Published 5 March 2019

SafeDeposits Scotland staff receive ARLA qualification

Seven staff members at tenant deposit protection scheme SafeDeposits Scotland have been awarded an ARLA Propertymark qualification.

Published 6 December 2018

Peterhead landlords to receive training after spike in rent arrears

Landlords in Peterhead can sign-up for free training into managing tenancy deposits and disputes following higher-than-average rent arrears claims.

Published 19 October 2018

Glasgow tenant rights event announced

Tenants in Glasgow will have the chance to put renting questions to industry experts at a tenant conference at the Renfield St. Stephens Church Centre on October 13.

Published 1 October 2018

Scottish tenant survey shows ‘surprising lack of awareness’ around deposits

A surprising number of Scottish tenants don’t know their rights when it comes to claiming back their deposits and that they could be losing out on money, according to the largest survey of its kind.

Published 17 September 2018

Landlords urged to protect tenancy deposits during ‘busiest month’

Landlords in Scotland are being urged to make sure they register their tenants’ deposits correctly during the busiest month for new rentals.

Published 21 August 2018

Scottish tenants due over half a million pounds in unclaimed deposits

More than half a million pounds in unclaimed tenancy deposits is owed to private tenants across the country with Edinburgh the area with the highest number of unclaimed deposits, according to new figures.

Published 26 April 2018

English landlords operating in Scotland up 430% since 2012

The number of English landlords registering tenancy deposits on properties in Scotland has risen by over 430% since 2012, according to new research by SafeDeposits Scotland.

Published 12 April 2018

EastEnders praised for raising tenancy deposit issues

SafeDeposits Scotland has praised EastEnders on a recent storyline tackling issues faced by some in the private rented sector and has provided advice for others who may be in similar situations.

Published 23 March 2018

Website for private tenants and landlords upgraded and relaunched

A free online resource giving tenants and landlords a comprehensive guide to private renting in Scotland was officially relaunched yesterday following a total overhaul.

Published 31 January 2018