TENANTS across Glasgow may be due a share of a £190k windfall.

SafeDeposits Scotland has revealed that residents who haven’t claimed back their deposits at the end of tenancies could be due a share of £188,851.

In areas with G postcodes, there are 572 unclaimed deposits with a value of over £150k and one individual claim of almost £2000.

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Greenock man, Gary Crawford has already reclaimed his deposit after he was contacted by the organisation. He said:

“There was a bit of a mix-up when I left the property I was renting.

“A week or so before Christmas I got a call out of the blue from SafeDeposits Scotland where I was told I’d be getting my full deposit back. It was such a pleasant surprise, especially just in time to spend over the festive period.

“I will always make sure to check what I am due and I’d urge others to seek advice if they’re not 100% sure.”

Over 1200 tenants saw more than £475k put back into their pockets last year.

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Mike Smith, operations manager at SafeDeposits Scotland, said: “Our priority is to make sure tenants’ deposits are safe for the duration of their tenancy, and that both landlords and tenants have access to our dispute resolution service should there be any disagreement over the deposit once the tenancy ends.

“Glasgow is home to 56,000 private rented properties and it’s predicted that this number will grow to 70,000 by 2028, influenced by factors such as recent high-profile financial services investments seen across the city that will lead to an increase in people looking to rent ahead of starting new employment.

"But it’s part of our job to make sure that people, including those moving into new houses, remember to claim their deposits back from previous tenancies.

“We’ve found that hundreds of people have left their Glasgow homes without claiming back their deposit, some of which are worth hundreds of pounds.

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"These are instances where a landlord has instructed for the deposit to be repaid to the tenant, but the tenant hasn’t completed the process to receive their funds.

"We’ve also discovered that there are hundreds of older tenancies, some of which may be no longer active and with deposits to be repaid.

If tenants in Scotland think they have left a deposit unclaimed from a previous tenancy, they should enquire with the scheme on 03333 213 136.