Half a million pounds in private tenancy deposits left unclaimed

The Scottish Housing News blog recently reported on the level of unclaimed private rented tenancy deposits in Scotland including over £42,000 in the Dundee region.

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SafeDeposits Scotland found that 2,309 private tenants in Scotland hadn’t yet claimed back their deposits worth £537,427.




Here is the latest full breakdown of regional variation in unclaimed deposits held by SafeDeposits Scotland:


SafeDeposits Scotland is a tenancy deposit protection scheme that helps both landlords and tenants. The scheme holds the deposit during the tenancy and keeps it safe to be returned to the tenant at the end of the tenancy, if the terms of the tenancy agreement have been met.

If you think you might have forgotten to reclaim your tenancy deposit, contact SafeDeposits Scotland here.