Check the rules for tenancy deposits and holding deposits.
Find out about options if you cannot afford a deposit or rent in advance.
Use our guides to help get your deposit back on time and dispute unfair deductions.
Asked to pay a deposit?
Find out how much a landlord or agent can ask for and options if you cannot afford it:
Zero deposit companies - also called deposit replacement insurance
Only pay a holding deposit if you are serious about taking on the tenancy:
Get your tenancy deposit back
Our advice guides have tips and letter templates:
Tenancy deposit protection
Find out about the tenancy deposit protection rules for assured shorthold tenants:
Last updated: 11 July 2022