The saving money on deposit scam

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Sometimes landlords may suggest that tenants can pay more rent each month instead of a deposit, and say that at the end of the tenancy they will receive this extra money back if there are no breakages.

Needless to say there is always something for the landlord to pick up on, and the extra money is never repaid.  


Moral:

Tenants:be wary of landlords who suggest this sort of thing. Having a properly protected deposit is the only legal way to ensure that your deposit will be handled fairly at the end of your tenancy.

(This scam appears also on the Shelter site guidance on rogue landlords >> here.)

 

 

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