We spotted Daren, our Head of Tenancy Deposit Protection, waiting for his venti triple espresso macchiato in the coffee stand queue and took the opportunity to ask him a few quick questions…
What are you most proud of?
That would definitely be setting up The LPS Scotland, and growing it to where we are now. I’m proud we’ve been able to build a valuable scheme in partnership with our clients.
What's one piece of advice you would give landlords, agents and tenants?
Communicate with each other. A friendly relationship always minimises the risk of problems at the end of the tenancy. Plus it will be much easier to agree a way forward, should any deductions need to be made to the deposit.
Can you tell us one thing people don't know about you?
I was once a landlord at a pub which was featured on a famous comedy sitcom! I say famous – it was a spin-off from Only Fools and Horses called The Green Green Grass. It followed ‘Boycie’, who’d headed to Shropshire for a new life - somehow it lasted for four series!
Where would your home be, if it could be anywhere?
Edinburgh! Of all the cities I have visited my favourite by far is Edinburgh. I love the old buildings and there is so much for the family to do.