The Deposit Protection Service (DPS) and the National Union of Students (NUS) have warned new students about unscrupulous landlords.
As the end of the academic year approaches, many students are preparing to go to university for the first time or are looking to change accommodation in time for the start of the new university year in September. To coincide with this, The DPS has produced a new tenant’s guide to provide students with advice about moving into their first rental property.
‘The Deposit Protection Service: A Tenant’s Guide’ provides tenants with information on how the tenancy deposit protection scheme works and the obligations and responsibilities of landlords.
Kevin Firth, director of The DPS, said: “Going away to university should be an exciting time for most students and putting in the time up front to make sure their deposit is correctly protected will mean there’s less chance of hassle in the long run. There are still too many landlords out there who are not registering their tenants’ deposits and this new guide will make sure all students are aware of their landlord’s obligations.””