03 Sep 2013

A Warning For Landlords Not Complying With Tenancy Deposit Scheme

A Warning For Landlords Not Complying With Tenancy Deposit Scheme

Leasing Manager Adrian Sangster comments on the recent case where an Edinburgh Landlord has been ordered to pay tenants three times the deposit for failing to comply with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme regulations.

Leasing Manager Adrian Sangster comments on the recent case where an Edinburgh Landlord has been ordered to pay tenants three times the deposit for failing to comply with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme regulations.

In what is believed to be one of the first cases brought by tenants against their landlords under the 'Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011', an Edinburgh landlord has been ordered to pay his previous tenants three times the value of their deposit.

The tenants had moved out of their flat in July and discovered their landlord had not transferred their deposit to one of the three Government approved schemes. The tenants pursued their claim through Edinburgh Sherriff Court, who found in the favour and ordered their landlord to pay them £3,450.

This ruling serves as a stark reminder to other landlords about the necessity of complying with the tenancy deposit regulations. It also inspires confidence in those tenants who fear their deposit is not being protected, and gives them a luctrative incentive to pursue their landlords.

Landlords who utilise Aberdein Considine's full management service can be confident in the knowledge they are complying fully with these regulations.

Adrian Sangster, Leasing Managaer


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