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Deposits

Deposits

Tuesday 3 February 2015Renting A Home

A deposit is money you pay as security to the landlord when you are renting a property. The deposit amount will normally be around one months’ rent. In Scotland, you cannot be charged more than the equivalent of two months’ rent as a deposit. When you move out, your deposit should be returned to you in full, provided have kept up to date with payments and not damaged the property or fittings. After all, the deposit is your money.

A deposit is money you pay as security to the landlord when you are renting a property. The deposit...

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Right to rent:  Immigration checks by landlords

Right to rent: Immigration checks by landlords

Monday 1 December 2014Renting A Home

As part of the Immigration Act 2014, landlords will be required to check their tenants' immigration status before offering a tenancy agreement to make sure that the tenant has a 'right to rent’, meaning that they are in the country legally as a UK citizen, EU or EEA national or have valid immigration permission to be in the UK.

As part of the Immigration Act 2014, landlords will be required to check their tenants' immigration...

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