Episode 43 - Jennifer Paice from SafeDeposits Scotland - Social Enterprise Conversations
August 29, 2016•19 min
In a week where the BBC has reported on “rogue landlords” in Glasgow’s Govanhill area, it seems only fitting to share this interview with Jennifer Paice from SafeDeposits Scotland.
‘Rouge landlords’ are not common, and the truth is that the vast majority of landlords are reputable, and most of the time there are no disagreements about the return of a tenant’s deposit. But disputes over deposits and tenancy agreements do happen, and in 2006 The Housing Act (Scotland) came into force, enshrining in law the statutory requirements for tenancy deposit protection in Scotland. This was further bolstered by the Tenancy Deposits Schemes (Scotland) Regulations in 2011. As a result, it is mandatory for all landlords to register with their local authority in order to transfer tenant’s deposits to an approved tenancy deposit scheme, and to not hold the money themselves.
The Act and Regulations give much more details about the ins and outs of how this operates, and indeed you can find more informa