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Tenancy Deposit Schemes

Tenancy Deposit Schemes

Three tenancy deposit schemes operate in Scotland. Private landlords who receive a deposit in connection with a tenancy need to comply with the following legal duties:

  • Pay a deposit into an approved tenancy deposit scheme
  • Provide the tenant with key information about the tenancy and deposit

What is a Tenancy Deposit?

A tenancy deposit is a sum of money that a tenant may be required to pay a landlord at the start of a tenancy. The deposit is then kept by the landlord as security again the tenant not meeting their obligations in connection with a tenancy or occupancy agreement.

The tenancy agreement should detail the circumstances when the landlord might keep some, or all, of the deposit at the end of a tenancy. Some circumstances when this might happen could be to pay for:

  • Damage to the property caused by the tenant
  • Cleaning bills if the property has been left in poor condition
  • Any unpaid bills, such as fuel bills
  • Any unpaid rent

Further information about tenancy deposits and the schemes operating in Scotland can be found on the Scottish Government's website.

For Further Information Contact

Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 225115