Guidance on Tenancy Deposit Protection for Assured Shorthold Tenants
Deposit Protection aims to ensure that Deposits paid by Assured Shorthold Tenants are kept safe and that Landlords act properly in making deductions from Deposits. Deposit Protection was introduced in 2007 when sections 212-215 and Schedule 10 were inserted into the Housing Act 2004.
This Guidance on Tenancy Deposit Protection for Assured Shorthold Tenants explains the need for Tenancy Deposits to be protected in one of three official Tenancy Deposit Schemes.
The Guidance briefly considers how the Schemes work and what happens if there is a dispute as to the amount of the Deposit to be returned to the Tenant at the end of the tenancy.
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