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Most accommodation providers will ask you to pay a rent deposit when you sign your tenancy agreement and move in to your new home. This is typically between 4 – 6 weeks of rent you pay in advance in addition to your first month rent.
Make sure you are not paying deposits in cash, and always have a paper trail such as a digital receipt or bank statement to prove that you paid your deposit. That way, if you ever have an issue, you’ve got the receipts. By law, your landlord should place your deposit in a trusted deposit scheme.
As long as there is no serious damage to the property, and you have paid all the rent you owe, your deposit should be returned to you when you move out. If you’re having an issue getting your deposit back, get in touch with us.