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