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Ask SafeDeposits: Can I use the deposit for rent arrears?

Posted on Thursday 5th of October 2017

Yes, you can deduct any unpaid rent from your tenant's deposit, as long as this is specified in the tenancy agreement. If you want to claim for rent arrears and the tenant disagrees and refers the repayment to a scheme's adjudication service, the adjudicator will consider the following: What is the claim for? For example, rent arrears, cleaning, etc. What are the tenant's obligations in the tenancy agreement? The deposit clause in the tenancy agreement must specify...Read More

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Ask SafeDeposits - Who is responsible for getting rid of a Christmas tree?

Posted on Wednesday 20th of December 2017

If a tenancy comes to an end around Christmas or New Year, there might be a Christmas tree which has to be removed before the new tenants move in - but is the landlord or the tenant responsible for arranging the removal of the tree? The tenancy agreement should include the tenant's obligations in relation to removal of items at the end of the tenancy. For example, the tenancy agreement might specify that the tenant is responsible for: putting all leftover items in the rubbish bin for...Read More