With 543 disputes having arisen between landlords and tenants in the Glasgow postcode area in the last 12 months, SafeDeposits Scotland, which provided the data, has announced that it is to offer landlords in the local area free training into managing tenancy deposits and disputes.
The deposit protection provider found that the average amount that tenants and landlords in the city disagreed over deductions to the deposit at the end of a tenancy was £370 and that disputes in Glasgow accounted for more than a quarter - 26% - of all tenancy disputes north of the border.
The most common reason for the tenancy deposit disputes was attributed to cleaning, which was cited in 25% of cases within the G postcodes.
The workshop, which will be aimed at those who have not received previous training on adjudications, will be held at The Lighthouse at 11 Mitchell Lane over two days, on 29 and 30 October, from 2pm to 4pm.
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 around Inverness 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.”