You will need to pay a deposit before you move into your new home if you are renting:

  • One of our private homes
  • Student accommodation
  • Key worker accommodation

Your deposit will not be more than the amount equal to 5 weeks' rent.

We'll put your deposit in the Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS). They'll send you a letter or an email to confirm they have received it and let you know your unique deposit ID number.

If you leave your home clean, in good repair and have a zero balance rent account when you move out, you'll get your full deposit back.

How do I get my deposit back?