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2019

Four out of ten deposits are higher than the government’s new cap, The DPS reveals

Four out of ten deposits are higher than the government’s new cap, The DPS reveals   Read the full press release ›

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2018

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One in five students loses part of their tenancy deposits, warns The Deposit Protection Service (including 12 ‘top tips’ for students)

The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS) has said that one in five (22%) students lost part of their tenancy deposit when they left their accommodatio...

Average UK rents decrease for first time since 2010, according to The DPS Rent Index

Average rent in the UK decreased for the first time since 2010 during the first quarter of 2018, The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS) has revealed...

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2017

Rental market slowed over last year, new economic index based on database of millions of properties shows

A new economic index created by academics and based on a database of millions of properties has shown that average UK rent increased just £11.55 or 1....

Letting agency fee ban: compensate for loss with custodial deposit protection scheme, industry leaders urge

Letting agents can compensate for potential losses resulting from a future ban on letting agent fees paid by tenants by switching to custodial tenancy...

The DPS celebrates 10 years of custodial deposit protection

The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS) is celebrating a decade of custodial deposit protection today as it marks the 10th anniversary of its creatio...

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2016

Homeless in Teignbridge, Exeter and Plymouth “Find the PATH” back to housing with £10,000 charity donation from The DPS

Homeless people in Teignbridge, Exeter and Plymouth are “finding the PATH” back to housing following a £10,000 donation from The Deposit Protection Se...

£12,000 donation to North London charity Back on Track Housing from The DPS “helping to rebuild lives”

A £12,000 donation from The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS) to Back on Track Housing is “helping to rebuild lives”, the North London housing char...

Tenancy deposits ‘threatening to break £1,000 threshold’, says The Deposit Protection Service

The cost of moving to a new rental property in England and Wales recently has been revealed following the publication of results from The Deposit Prot...

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