Scottish Government: Safeguarding Tenancy Deposits

The Scottish Government has been consulting on draft regulations for Tenancy Deposit Schemes in Scotland. This follows evidence suggesting that a significant minority of tenants in Scotland may have had their deposits unfairly withheld.

Concerns over poor tenancy deposit practice led to Scottish Ministers being granted powers in the Housing ( Scotland) Act 2006 to bring forward regulations to approve mandatory national schemes to safeguard tenant deposits.

The regulations under consultation are for the approval of tenancy deposit schemes to safeguard tenancy deposits by reducing the number of unfairly withheld deposits and ensure that funds are available when a tenancy ends.

The NFOPP's response is attached.

Report on the findings of the consultation:

Research report:

You will also find the consultation responses published on the 30 November at:

Download TDS scotland main response