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Most Common Reason For Deposit Deductions

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Thu 06 Sep 2018

Most Common Reason For Deposit Deductions

According to the DPS (Deposit Protection Service) cleaning and property damage are the most common reasons for deposit deduction.
  • 63% cleaning
  • 53% damage to property contents
  • 37% redecoration
  • 23% rent arrears
  • 16% gardening
  • 4% outstanding bills
Around 98% of tenancies end without any dispute between landlord and tenant over the deposit.

The top five cleaning tasks undertaken by landlords once a tenant has left include:
  1. Ovens
  2. Extractors
  3. Toilets
  4. Kitchen sinks
  5. Skirting boards/light switches
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