Following on from the success of recent training events in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness, designed to help landlords better manage tenancy deposits and disputes, SafeDeposits Scotland has announced that it will hold its latest session in Aberdeen.
The event, which will take place at the Carmelite Hotel on Stirling Street, Aberdeen, on 5 November, from 1pm to 4pm, will be aimed at those who have not received previous training on adjudications.
It follows on from recent research by SafeDeposits Scotland which found that 377 disputes have arisen between landlords and tenants in the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire area in the last 12 months.
The deposit protection provider found that the average amount that tenants and landlords in the North East disagreed over deductions to the deposit at the end of a tenancy was £298 and that disputes in the region accounted for 14% of all tenancy disputes in Scotland.
The most common reason for the tenancy deposit disputes was attributed to cleaning, which was cited in 72% of cases within the AB postcodes.
Paula Guthrie, adjudication account manager at SafeDeposits Scotland, commented: “As well as protecting tenancy deposits, SafeDeposits is committed to providing guidance and raising standards in the private rented sector.
“These courses will help landlords and agents in the North East better understand the principles of adjudication and in turn help them to protect their investments.
“Some landlords and letting agents make errors at the beginning of tenancies which can cause problems at the end of the lease agreement.
“The private rented sector is always evolving, so these courses are a great way to keep up to date with best practice and new legislation.”