SafeDeposits Scotland Trust

Report: The private rented sector in the UK

With the private rented sector now the second-largest tenure in the UK, improving standards has risen up the agenda. This new report sees Professor Alex Marsh and Professor Ken Gibb explore the substantial changes in regulation in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Published 1 August 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

Clackmannanshire Citizens Advice Bureau receives funding for tenant housing advice

Clackmannanshire Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has been awarded £38,710 of funding from the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust to deliver its Housing Advice and Mediation Service (HAMES) project over two years.

Published 7 June 2019

Scottish Mediation receives funding to deliver conflict resolution workshops for letting agents

Scottish Mediation has received a £14,700 funding award from SafeDeposits Scotland Trust to develop and deliver eight workshops to improve relationships between agents, landlords, and tenants in the private rented sector (PRS).

Published 13 March 2019

Shelter Scotland produces ‘toolkit’ for private tenants

An online ‘toolkit’ for Scottish tenants on how to best navigate the rental system has been launched by Shelter Scotland, with funding from the SafeDeposits Scotland Trust.

Published 8 November 2018

University of Strathclyde launches housing mediation project

A new Housing Mediation Project has been launched by the University of Strathclyde to be led by recently-appointed Carolyn Hirst as project development worker.

Published 17 August 2018

Strathclyde Law Clinic funded to educate tenants and homeowners on housing rights

The University of Strathclyde Law Clinic has received a £2,880 funding award from SafeDeposits Scotland Trust for a project to educate tenants and homeowners in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.

Published 10 August 2018

Hackathon finds digital solutions to improve private renting

A three-day hackathon over last weekend saw seven teams comprising technical and entrepreneurial minds from across Scotland compete against each other to find new digital solutions to help improve private renting for everyone involved in the sector.

Published 28 March 2018