You might be a landlord who wants to know how much you can take for a tenancy deposit and what you need to do with it once it’s paid. Or perhaps you’d like some advice on how to use a deposit to get back costs for damage at the end of a tenancy. If you’re a tenant, you might just want to be sure you’re deposit is protected, or to recover it when your tenancy ends.
There are certain rights and obligations that go along with the giving and taking of a deposit at the start and end of a tenancy. Landlords must protect the deposit by putting it in a tenancy deposit scheme, but they can also use the deposit to recover rent arrears or costs for damage at the end of a tenancy.
If you’re a landlord, we can explain your obligations around tenancy deposit schemes. We’ll also talk you through the rights your tenant has if you don’t comply, and the process you’ll need to follow if there’s a dispute over repayment when the tenancy ends.
If you’re a tenant, we can explain how your deposit should be protected, how to get it back at the end of a tenancy, and what to do if your landlord hasn’t protected it properly. We’ll: