Get your deposit back

Helen’s Tips for Getting YOUR Deposit Back

  1. Always get receipts when paying rent and bills. Record all payments in your rent book and get landlord to sign.
  2. Keep your accommodation clean and if repairs are needed contact your landlord promptly.
  3. Give appropriate notice when you are moving out.
  4. Make sure all bills and rent are paid up to date.
  5. Return your keys.
  6. Your deposit belongs to you not the landlord.
  7. The landlord may only keep some or all of the deposit to cover rent you owe or to repair any damage caused above normal wear and tear.
  8. If your landlord fails to return your deposit or makes deductions which you feel are unfair contact your Students’ Union or your local Threshold.