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Upad CEO James Davis is joined by ARLA Propertymark Chief Executive David Cox to discuss how landlords should make claims against a tenant's deposit once a tenant has moved out. They cover the following:

  • Are landlords under the impression that they have a right, by default, to make deductions, and do they forget that the deposit is not their money, but actually belongs to their tenant?
  • If private landlords do need to make a claim against a deposit, what should be provided in terms of proof and evidence in order to make a relevant deduction?
  • What is the role of a detailed inventory and schedule of condition, alongside the assured shorthold tenancy agreement, when it comes to claiming against a deposit and making deductions?
  • How are these used should there be any disputes at the end of the tenancy relating to the deposit?

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