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    Contact each of the 3 Deposit Companies (LPS...

    Contact each of the 3 Deposit Companies (LPS Scotland, My Deposits Scotland and Safe Deposits Scotland). Ask if the deposit is lodged with them. If it turns out that the deposit is lodged with none...
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    Take the matter to the PRHP

    Take the matter to the PRHP
  3. Even if you do get a new Tenancy Agreement drawn...

    Even if you do get a new Tenancy Agreement drawn up the Tenant is under no obligation to agree to it. They already have an existing Tenancy Agreement.

    Why pay for a Tenancy Agreement? Go to the...
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    2/3 of respondents felt that theis was the option...

    2/3 of respondents felt that theis was the option to chose

    http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2012/08/8961
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    Indeed there was a wide scale Consultation run by...

    Indeed there was a wide scale Consultation run by the Scottish Governement prior to the decision, which outlined a number of different options. The one which was chose, to declare that nothing other...
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    The law was never amended. A clarification of...

    The law was never amended. A clarification of what the term Premium meant was introduced, to bring to an end the various different interpretations of the Rent (Scotland) Act 1984.
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    PREMIUMS Case in Aberdeen Sheriff Court

    http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/opinions/SA431_13.html

    This case deals with an administration fee paid prior to the “clarification” of the law by the Scottish Government, circa November 2012.

    It...
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    There are 3 Safedeposits Scotland My...

    There are 3

    Safedeposits Scotland

    My Deposits Scotland

    LPS Scotland

    Any others are fake or not able to operate in Scotland.
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    They are all very similar in Scotland as they all...

    They are all very similar in Scotland as they all operate to the same regulations. Will take some time to be able to distinguish the best operators.
  10. http://scotland.shelter.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_f...

    http://scotland.shelter.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/749361/Letting_agents_fees_in_Scotland_-_opinion_of_counsel_-_December_2013.pdf
  11. Make the application to the relevant Authority....

    Make the application to the relevant Authority. Each case is treated individually. I would also suggets submitting a full written description of what lead up to the conviction and the events...
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    HB672, You could take the deposit now, but if...

    HB672,

    You could take the deposit now, but if the tenancy does not proceed for whatever reason, you would have to refund the money to the payer.
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    In Scotland you cannot do this. You cannot charge...

    In Scotland you cannot do this. You cannot charge rent in advance of the period in which it becomes due.
  14. Poll: In effect this is already mandatory. This is...

    In effect this is already mandatory. This is because a Landlord must be able to demonstrate that they have taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the electrical installation in the property is...
  15. As soon as you get each installment, lodge it...

    As soon as you get each installment, lodge it with your scheme. All 3 schemes are set up for installment deposits.
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    You never have any reason to definately have a...

    You never have any reason to definately have a new valuation carried out. However you may wish to look at the LHA Rate for your size of property in your locality, which will give you an indication of...
  17. National Landlord Day - Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

    National Landlord Day – Tuesday 12 November 2013

    National Landlord Day, the major conference and exhibition from the Scottish Association of Landlords is now the largest gathering of landlords in...
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    If you are a Registered Agent or Landlord, then...

    If you are a Registered Agent or Landlord, then your Local Authority should kep you up to date with emails and newsletters etc.

    Yes it is a legal requirement for the owner's Registration Number...
  19. No. The rental period is the time span that you...

    No. The rental period is the time span that you charge for, and the tenant is due to pay for with each rental payment. This will usually be a month. If it is a month you may charge for the 1st month...
  20. Thread: Funding

    by Albaman
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    Try phoning 0800 512 012 to get energy advice and...

    Try phoning 0800 512 012 to get energy advice and info on funding etc.
  21. eilidh, Hi the taking or charging of advance...

    eilidh,

    Hi the taking or charging of advance rent in Scotland is not legal where:

    (a) It is charged before the beginning of the rental period in respect of which it is payable, or
    (b) It is...
  22. Just wondering why you will need to write to the...

    Just wondering why you will need to write to the tenant in respect of the deposit? The Deposit Company will contact the tenant - you do not have to do this. ???
  23. Thread: Smoke Alarms

    by Albaman
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    Yes you will need to have at least 1 Hard Wired...

    Yes you will need to have at least 1 Hard Wired Alarm, per floor of the property , and each device must be interlinked.

    You will also require an Energy Performance Certificate, Gas Safety...
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    It is not a Civil Offence it is a Criminal...

    It is not a Civil Offence it is a Criminal Offence.

    Has been illegal since 1984 and became a criminal Offence to charge or take a fee from a tenant or prospective tenant in November 2012.
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    Report the Agent to the Landlord Registration...

    Report the Agent to the Landlord Registration Team in whichever Local Authority the property is located.

    Then go through Shelter Scotland's Reclaim Your Fees process to get the money back.
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