Guidance on Tenancy Deposit Protection for Landlords of Student Accommodation

Guidance on Protecting Student Tenants’ Deposits


Deposit Protection was introduced in 2007 when sections 212-215 and Schedule 10 were inserted into the Housing Act 2004. Further provisions were added in 2015. Deposit Protection aims to ensure that Deposits paid by Assured Shorthold Tenants (including students) are kept safe and that Landlords act properly in making deductions from Deposits.

This Guidance on Protecting Student Tenants’ Deposits explains the need for Tenancy Deposits to be protected in one of the official Tenancy Deposit Schemes.

The Guidance look at how the Schemes work and what the Landlord and Tenant should do if there is a dispute at the end of the tenancy as to the amount of the Deposit to be returned to the Tenant.

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