SafeDeposits Scotland

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

Hunt for missing tenant deposits takes to streets of Edinburgh

Private tenants who think they might be owed money can check what they’re due at Scotland’s first ever ‘deposit clinic’ this weekend after it was revealed that more than £200,000 worth of deposits have been left unclaimed by Edinburgh tenants.

Published 25 January 2018

Private tenants more aware of deposit protection rights, survey reveals

A survey by tenancy deposit protection scheme SafeDeposits Scotland has found that there is a greater awareness of deposit protection rights among tenants than in 2012, however more needs to be done to educate Scottish renters on their rights and responsibilities.

Published 17 October 2017

Edinburgh renters top list of unclaimed tenant deposits with over £200k unaccounted for

Renters in Edinburgh have topped a list of unclaimed tenancy deposits with the city having twice the number of unclaimed deposits than Glasgow, and three times more than Aberdeen.

Published 27 September 2017

SafeDeposits Scotland celebrates £80m milestone en route to five-year anniversary

SafeDeposits Scotland is celebrating its achievement of a a record £80 million in tenancy deposits as it approaches the five-year anniversary of taking its first deposit.

Published 26 June 2017

Funding boost to revamp website for private tenants and landlords

A free online resource which offers tenants and landlords a comprehensive guide to private renting in Scotland is to be given a total overhaul after a funding award of £43,500 from SafeDeposits Scotland Trust.

Published 16 June 2017

Students urged to reclaim 188 forgotten tenancy deposits

It’s easy for students to forget about reclaiming deposits from rented accommodation, but research by SafeDeposits Scotland shows that students at some universities are more forgetful than others.

Published 17 May 2017

Edinburgh tenant ‘forgets’ to collect £5,250 deposit

Staff at tenancy deposit scheme SafeDeposits Scotland have tracked down their biggest ever ‘missing’ tenant, who took more than a year to claim back a deposit of £5,250.

Published 11 April 2017

Scotland’s tidiest and most green-fingered renters revealed

One in four private tenants has deductions taken from their deposit when they leave the property but almost all successfully claim the cash back, according to a new study which also found variations in tenant behaviour across Scotland.

Published 7 March 2017