What happens when a joint tenant absconds?

What happens when a joint tenant absconds?

Where in a joint tenancy one tenant leaves early (absconds) and a new tenant enters and also pays the same deposit to the agent. The new deposit taken is held by the agent and substituted for the deposit already paid into the scheme on behalf of the absconding tenant. The absconding tenant must then deal directly with the agent if he has an issue with the deposit. The agent must update the protection with the scheme to reflect the new tenant.

What are the different types of tenancy agreements in Scotland?

What are the different types of tenancy agreements in Scotland?

In Scotland, there are 3 main types of tenancy agreement:

What is the difference between a Short Assured and an Assured Tenancy Agreement?

What is the difference between a Short Assured and an Assured Tenancy Agreement?

The main difference is that a landlord who has let their property under a short assured tenancy has an automatic right to regain possession of it at any time after the fixed term of the tenancy agreement has expired, provided sufficient notice is given to the tenant. Landlords who have let their property using an assured tenancy agreement do not have this right as the tenant has security of tenure.

How long does it take for the deposit money to clear into the mydeposits Scotland account?

How long does it take for the deposit money to clear into the mydeposits Scotland account?

All payment made to us, whether online, by post or over the phone will take time to clear from your account, depending on the method of payment used.

Can the adjudicator’s decision be challenged?

Can the adjudicator’s decision be challenged?

Both parties will have 10 working days from the date the decision is notified, to request a review of that decision. A review can only be accepted if the adjudicator has erred in law, and or fact, for example if the adjudicator has ignored evidence that was provided to support the claim.A review will not be accepted on the basis that either party does not like the outcome. A decision of the adjudicator following a review is final.

Why does information about landlord registration status have to be declared?

Why does information about landlord registration status have to be declared?

It is a legal requirement for most landlords to register with the relevant local authority. Approved schemes will collect information about registration and refer it to the relevant local authorities to assist in the identification of unregistered landlords.

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