“NUS Scotland has undertaken considerable research which shows a third of students have had their deposits withheld.
Although we recognise that the majority of landlords maintain high standards, we remain committed to the introduction of a tenancy deposit scheme in Scotland, similar to that which already exists in England and Wales, as the only way to combat deposits being unfairly withheld by a minority of unscrupulous landlords.
"We look forward to continuing our work with the Minister and the stakeholder working group on this issue.”
NUS Scotland has conducted research into students’ experiences in the private rented sector in Scotland. The findings of this research are outlined in their "Brick by Brick" report which you can find here: http://tinyurl.com/c68jdb
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