A deposit of six weeks rent must be paid for each property let. This money must be paid before move in and is then registered with a government approved scheme. Country and Coastal Lettings use The Deposit Protection Service but you might find that Private landlords use a different scheme.
We will contact you after you have moved out of the property a we have carried out your check out. This allows us to discuss any issues that might have arisen or hopefully and, more often than not, to inform you that the full deposit will be returned to you. The DPS will then send you an email which you need to respond to. The email you provide at the property check in will be the email used so it is important to retain all of the paperwork given to you on the day of move in.
If you have paid a holding deposit against a property, this does not have to be protected by the landlord or agent. Once your tenancy has started, the holding deposit will become part of your deposit and at this point will be protected.