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Information on tenancy deposits for tenants


As a tenant you will almost always have to pay a deposit when entering a tenancy agreement. A landlord is subject to strict regulations under the Tenancy Deposit Protection scheme in relation to taking your deposit, protecting it through the duration of the tenancy, and returning it upon termination of the tenancy. In fact, if a landlord does not protect your deposit, they can be ordered to repay three times the amount of the deposit to you.

In this section we set out information on:

  • Paying deposits
  • A landlord’s duty to lodge deposits
  • Returning deposits and reasonable deductions
  • Deposit disputes
  • Remedies for non-compliance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection scheme

If you would like to obtain legal advice on tenants’ rights, Caven can put you in touch with a local property solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local property solicitors, please call us on 0808 129 5759.

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