Mydeposits have released a step-by-step checklist to help landlords and letting agents in disputes with their tenant over the return of a deposit.
The checklist gives advice on what to do at all stages of a tenancy, in order to ensure that you have the right evidence available, should a dispute arise.
Although formal disputes are rare, the checklist enables landlords to be in the best position possible if they do find themselves in a dispute of the return of a deposit.
Eddie Hooker, Chief Executive of my deposits, said
“This checklist covers everything a landlord needs to do, from a robust tenancy agreement, inventory reports, keeping a record of rent payments and doing check-in and check-out reports.
“Landlords and agents should remember that the deposit is always the tenant’s money, and if they wish to withhold any of it for cleaning or unpaid rent, then they must provide evidence of this.
“By following the checklist, landlords will ensure they have this evidence and aren’t losing any disputes unnecessarily.”
To view the guide “preparing your dispute evidence – A checklist for landlords”, please click here.