Information For Tenants

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Tenants’ rental checklist - helping you find the perfect home

Remembering everything you need to ask the landlord or letting agent when house-hunting can be difficult, so we’ve created a checklist that you can take with you. The checklist includes the minimum things you should be asking the landlord or letting agent before agreeing on a property, and it’s always advisable to see a few before making a decision.

Remember as well that previous tenants and prospective neighbours can give you more insight into the property, location and landlord or letting agent so it’s worth chatting to them if you can.

The DPS has created a leaflet designed to give tenants a step-by-step guide to deposit protection and repayment. If your deposit is protected by our custodial scheme you can find this guide here. If your deposit is protected by our insured scheme, you can find this guide here.

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have issued a useful 'Top tips for tenants, Assured Shorthold Tenancies' document.

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