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Thu 09 Nov 2017

DEPOSITS!

"The deposit offers a level of protection to landlords and means that should the tenant breach the terms of the tenancy agreement, such as causing damage or not paying rent, appropriate deductions can be made from the deposit. But what are the main causes for landlord and tenant disputes?"

 

The most common reasons why tenants don’t get their (full) deposits back at the end of tenancy agreements

Percentage of agents who selected each option

Lack of sufficient cleanliness

88%

Lack of maintenance (i.e. overgrown gardens)

44%

Direct damage to the property and its contents

39%

Unpaid rent at the end of the tenancy

31%

Damage due to carelessness and lack of maintenance

29%

Unwanted personal belongings left behind

12%

Keys not returned at the end of tenancy

2%

Unpaid bills at the end of the tenancy

2%

Pest infestation

2%

Read the full article from the link below:

https://www.landlordtoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2017/11/cleaning-remains-the-number-one-cause-of-deposit-disputes