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Rent Arrears Assistance

Rent Arrears - Safe Deposit Scotland Resolution (COVID-19)

SDS Resolution is a new service from Safe Deposits Scotland introduced to help tenants and landlords who have experienced problems with rent arrears under lockdown.

The service is designed to establish a satisfactory resolution specifically to rent arrears, without the need for further action with the aim of helping to avoid tenants being evicted by ensuring that landlords can recover some or all of the arrears over time.

SDS Resolution is entirely separate from Safe Deposits Scotland's tenancy deposit handling and deposit dispute resolution procedures, and is available to all tenants and landlords in Scotland's private rented sector. As with all services provided by Safe Deposits Scotland, SDS Resolution is completely free to use. For further information, and steps on how to begin a resolution referral, see the Safe Deposit Scotland Resolve (opens new window) website. Or the Safe Deposits Scotland - Private rented sector (opens new window) blog which provides general helpful information.