In April 2007, the government introduced the Tenancy Deposit Scheme. The scheme was introduced to protect tenancy deposits and provide a fairer system for settling disputes about the return of a deposit at the end of a tenancy.
As part of the scheme, tenants must leave the property in the same condition that they received it, allowing for fair wear and tear.
At the end of a tenancy, unless you have a professional independent inventory in place to prove the property’s original state and condition, it can be almost impossible to claim any damages or loss.
Click on the links below for further information on the tenancy deposit scheme:
- Direct Gov
- Tenancy Deposit Scheme
- My Deposit