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Ask SafeDeposits: what does lead tenant mean?

Posted on Friday 30th of June 2017

What does "lead tenant" mean? With many people moving out over summer, it's important that all tenants understand how SafeDeposits deals with joint tenants when it comes to getting your deposit back. If there's more than one tenant in a property, the landlord will pick one tenant as the "lead tenant". They are responsible for responding to or entering a repayment request after the tenancy ends to claim the deposit back. The deposit protection certificate...Read More

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Ask SafeDeposits: can I change the lead tenant?

Posted on Thursday 10th of August 2017

Ask SafeDeposits: Can I change who the lead tenant is? In our "What does 'lead tenant' mean?" blog post, we explain the role of a lead tenant as a spokesperson in a joint tenancy, communicating all tenant's wishes during the repayment process. It's only the lead tenant that can enter a repayment request or respond to a request entered by a landlord or letting agent - so it's important that the lead tenant engages with the repayment process so we can...Read More