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Subject:                          Open House: National Landlord Day is fast approaching


Hi, and welcome to the latest edition of Open House, our newsletter keeping you up-to-date with what’s happening in deposit protection and the private rented sector (PRS).

In this edition we give you all the information you need about the forthcoming SAL National Landlord Day, which we're proud to say we're sponsoring. It's going to be a great day, so whether you're a landlord, a letting agent or have an interest in private sector letting, get signed up!

Also in this issue:

     > The importance of protecting your tenancy deposits

     > Blog: New electrical safety regulations – the 'transitional year' is ending

     > Come and meet us at an event!

     > The all-new and improved Be the Adjudicator

     > Catch up with the latest from our charity fund

The SAL National Landlord Day is fast approaching!

On 8 November, we’re sponsoring the Scottish Association of Landlords’ (SAL) annual National Landlord Day at Edinburgh's Dynamic Earth. It’s always great to get out and meet landlords, and we really enjoy catching up with those of you who use our service and finding out how things are going for you.

We really value the feedback we get at this event and can’t wait to see you all again. Daren, our Head of Tenancy Deposit Protection, and David, our Senior Account Manager, will be there. So if you’re going, do come along and say hi to them. Book your place here.

Want more info? Take a look at the highlights video from last year's event.

Book your place

National Landlord Day

Failing to protect your deposits? You could receive a hefty fine

In what has been described as a 'landmark ruling,' North Ayrshire council has prosecuted a letting agent for breaching tenancy deposit protection laws - the first such ruling of its kind.

The company was given a fine of £750 which was reduced to £500 for an early plea. Opinion is that many more of these rulings will start to happen across Scotland, reinforcing the need to protect your deposits in a scheme such as ours within the legal timeframe. Find out more about the legislation here.

Click here for more information about the ruling

New electrical safety regulations – the 'transitional year' is ending

Did you know the landlords' 'transitional rule' for electrical safety in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) ends on 1 December?

In our latest blog post, Phil Buckle, Director General of the charity Electrical Safety First, explains what this means for both landlords and tenants – and how it is beneficial to both.

Learn what this means for you

National Landlord Day

We didn't start the fire

In this month’s Be the Adjudicator, sparks fly as we look at a dispute in which the tenant was arrested for arson.

Consider the evidence carefully and take the Adjudicator’s seat now.

  Click here to test your skills 

We're helping good causes!

Every three months, along with our sister company The DPS, we award £20,000 to charities operating in the PRS. Recently, we were delighted to award £8,000 to Shelter Scotland, and £9,600 to Rock Trust. Keep an eye on our blog and our twitter for updates from both these amazing charities.

If you know a charity who may benefit from an award from our Charity Donations Fund, why not encourage them to apply? They can find out if they may be eligible and download an application form on our website.

Download your form here

National Landlord Day

Give your tenancies the start they deserve

Starting a new tenancy the right way can set the tone for your relationship with your tenants, as well as providing them reassurance that you’re meeting your obligations. It also helps you have the evidence you need to avoid deposit disputes at the end of the tenancy.

We’ve put together a list of useful tips to help you make sure your tenancies get off to the right start, and stay that way until the deposit is repaid.

  Take a look at our new infographic here 

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