Guidance for Tenants on Protection of Tenancy Deposits

Guidance on Protection of Assured Shorthold Tenants’ Deposits

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Deposit Protection Schemes exist to ensure that Deposits paid by Assured Shorthold Tenants are kept safe and that Landlords act properly in making deductions from Deposits. Landlords of Assured Shorthold Tenants must protect their Tenants’ Deposits in an approved Tenancy Deposit Scheme.

This Guidance on Protection of Assured Shorthold Tenants’ Deposits gives an overview of how the Schemes work and looks at what happens if there is a dispute concerning the amount of the Deposit to be returned to the Tenant when the tenancy ends.

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