Biagi hails deposit plan

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EDINBURGH Central SNP MSP Marco Biagi has welcomed the latest moves to establish a tenancy deposit scheme to protect over a quarter of a million tenants, including thousands of students.

Concerns that some private landlords unfairly withhold tenants’ deposits led to legislation in 2006 paving the way for a tenancy deposit scheme provided by an independent third party to protect deposits until they are due to be repaid.

The Scottish Government is considering three proposals from the Letting Protection Service Scotland, SafeDeposits Scotland and My Deposits Scotland.

Mr Biagi said: “This will help protect some of the most vulnerable people in society.”