Help with deposits - Scottish protection schemes

When you move into rented accommodation, most private landlords or letting agents ask for a deposit. This section explains what a deposit is for, how you can get help to pay your deposit, and what you should do if you have trouble getting your deposit back when you move out.

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Unprotected deposits

Not all deposits need to be registered. This page explains which deposits don't need to be registered, what a deposit covers and how to get your deposit back.

Rent deposit and guarantee schemes

Struggling to raise the money for your rent deposit - a deposit guarantee scheme could help you.

What is an inventory and how to make one

An inventory lists the contents of a property. Having an inventory is important to help get your deposit back and get repairs done as it should describe the condition of the property as well. If you are not provided with an inventory you can also make your own

Tenancy deposit schemes

Landlords have to register your tenancy deposit within 30 working days of the tenancy starting, find out more about Scottish tenancy deposit schemes here.

Last updated: 27 June 2018

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