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The Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011

Duties in relation to tenancy deposits

3.—(1) A landlord who has received a tenancy deposit in connection with a relevant tenancy must, within 30 working days of the beginning of the tenancy— (a) pay the deposit to the scheme administrator of an approved scheme; and (a) 2004 asp 8. (b) 1971 c.80. (c) 2000 c.7. Section 15(1) was amended by paragraph 158 of Schedule 17 to the Communications Act 2003 (c.21).4 (b) provide the tenant with the information required under regulation 42. (2) The landlord must ensure that any tenancy deposit paid in connection with a relevant tenancy is held by an approved scheme from the date it is first paid to a tenancy deposit scheme under paragraph (1)(a) until it is repaid in accordance with these Regulations following the end of the tenancy. (3) A “relevant tenancy” for the purposes of paragraphs (1) and (2) means any tenancy or occupancy arrangement— (a) in respect of which the landlord is a relevant person; and (b) by virtue of which a house is occupied by an unconnected person, unless the use of the house is of a type described in section 83(6) (application for registration) of the 2004 Act. (4) In this regulation, the expressions “relevant person” and “unconnected person” have the meanings conferred by section 83(8) of the 2004 Act.

These are the 3 Approved Schemes

The Letting Protection Service Scotland

www.lettingprotectionscotland.com 

Mydeposits Scotland  

www.mydepositsscotland.co.uk

Safedeposits Scotland

www.safedepositsscotland.com

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