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Mr Apple
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Do members have any clever ways to deal with tenants withholding their final month's rent and expecting the payment to be taken from their deposit?

It's a very annoying trait and basically negates the value of the deposit as it can no longer be used to cover damage to the property.

I've had two tenants pull this trick in the space of a couple of weeks. I usually take a month and a half deposit.

I use the RLA AST that has wording in it against this practice. One thought would be to retain all the deposit until the final months' rent is paid, however in brief reading of the DPS terms and conditions, this does not seem to be an option.

Jon

17/10/2018 16:37

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