Holiday Let and Deposit Protection Scheme
If there is a fixed-term summer letting to end by a fixed date in September, does a deposit have to be protected by the DPS?
Maybe there are rules for the duration of a letting, but I guess in holiday areas, e.g. a cottage on the coast, plenty of people want to rent such a place for the whole summer season.
I appreciate any help you can provide.
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Deposits and Tenancy Deposit Schemes
Many landlords take a deposit from tenants to hold for the duration of the tenancy. When the tenant moves out, this is returned to the tenant less any deductions permitted: typically for damage (above fair wear and tear), additional cleaning, and cover any outstanding rent. Note: deposits can only be withheld if stipulated what the deposit is being held against in the contract.