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  • Deposit Protection

    DPS allow deposit as last month's rent?

    Hi all

    I have a tenant who hasn't paid rent for almost a month and, knowing he may not be able to afford future rents, has given notice to leave next week!

    I've said this is fine and we agreed that the deposit will be used to pay for his last month's rent.

    The deposit is protected by DPS. Does anyone know if they will be ok with this as the tenant and I are both happy to do this?

    I am hoping they see that I am owed rent and they release the deposit to me. Interested to hear of any experiences or advice you may have if you have been in this situation.

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    It's usually quite straightforward.  You start the repayment process and make a claim for the whole of the deposit in lieu of rent.  I think there is even a drop down list for you to click on as a reason for not refunding the deposit.

    I've done it several times without problem.  It does of course depend on your tenant responding to the DPS agreeing to your claim.

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    My advice is to go online at DPS website and claim the deposit for the landlord.

    The system will notify Tenant who can then approve landlords claim upon the deposit .

    My limited experience is that Deposit schemes can be tricky when landlords make a claim on the deposit , which is why I suggest you and tenant sort it out amicably via the online process.

    Good luck!

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    Pete

    The Astute Landlord

    Thanks for the responses both. Very good to know!

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