Enure your de­posit is pro­tected

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

A SUR­VEY of over 4,000 pri­vate renters in Eng­land found that one in five don’t know if their de­posit has been pro­tected and al­most one in ten know it hasn’t.

Shel­ter is high­light­ing the is­sue one year on since te­nancy de­posit pro­tec­tion law was im­proved to en­sure greater pro­tec­tion for ten­ants. The hous­ing char­ity is en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to check their land­lord has put the money in one of the govern­ment-backed schemes within 30 days of re­ceiv­ing it, as is now re­quired by law.

Shel­ter’s re­search also re­veals the ris­ing cost of de­posits, which aver­age £992. Seven per cent of ten­ants were forced to take out credit last year to pay for the de­posit.

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