It’s always a huge relief when your tenancy deposit comes back, even if you’re sure you left everything spick and span when you moved out! After the deposit is released by the protection scheme it’s registered with, you can claim it. But what if you’re one of the thousands of tenants who don’t? What happens […]
Edinburgh Tollcross shop volunteer Laura didn’t hesitate to go the extra mile for a good cause. When you’re passionate about something, volunteering can be a great way to put your knowledge into practice! Here’s her story about how a little creative thinking led to a big reward.
From the 1st to the 7th of June each year we mark Volunteers’ Week, a national celebration of the contribution that volunteers make to society. Volunteers are reported to contribute over £2 billion to the Scottish economy each year, and play a vital role in helping Scotland’s communities to thrive. Given this remarkable figure, the […]
Are you a private tenant? Do you feel heating your home and any other fuel use costs you too much? Do you wish your home was better insulated/had a better central heating system/was less drafty? Do you think your landlord should have to improve the energy efficiency of your home? Or not? Do you think […]
If you’ve taken your first steps as an independent adult, been a student, or needed to cut down on your living costs, you’ll probably have spent some time in shared accommodation. For various reasons – be it social or financial – some people prefer to share their household with other tenants for a large part […]