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How much for a house deposit?

Hello! My son and two of his friends are moving to Brighton Uni. Looking for a house they were asked 3 months rent as deposit. Is this amount legal? Thank you.

Asked on Aug 22 2017, Renting in Brighton | Report content

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  • Hello - yes, this is allowable. The landlord is within his rights to demand up-front rent. I suspect it has something to do with bad experiences the landlord has had with students in the past. Your sons, of course, do not have to accept this and are more than welcome to look at as many properties as they wish and find something within their own terms. Wishing them the best of luck.

    Answered on Aug 24 2017, Report content
  • Sorry, just to mention also that if your sons do take up the property, make sure a proper inventory is done and the deposit its protected with one of the following schemes (authorised by the Government: - MyDeposits (Insured and Custodial) - Deposit Protection Service (Custodial and Insured) - Tenancy Deposit Scheme (insured)

    Answered on Aug 24 2017, Report content
  • Hello Xaviroller, I am lucky, because till last week I had no idea if my deposit was secured, but for what I've read online, turned out I was quite lucky, so I think this instrument could be of use to you as well

    Answered on Sep 15 2017, Report content

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