Deposit Protection

A faster, cheaper and fairer way of settling any disputes over the return of deposits in the private rental sector.

Landlords entering into new tenancy agreements are required to place any deposit with a government-authorised scheme, which safeguards the money and offers independent adjudication in the event of any dispute. Tenants who have kept their rented property in good condition can be confident that they will not have all or part of their deposit withheld on spurious grounds, a common complaint made by tenants.

For further information visit www.direct.gov.uk/tenancydeposit

Unipol Tenants - how much deposit do they pay?

For 2018/2019 tenancies, the deposit amount for a shared student house or bedsit will be £225 per person. The deposit amount for a self contained house or apartment for an individual, family or couple is £420. The deposit amount should be paid to Unipol at the time of signing a contract and forms part of the agreement with us.

The deposit amount is protected in the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.

Tenancy Deposit Scheme Leaflet

You can download a useful leaflet on the Tenancy Deposit Scheme giving you important information on the scheme and what it means for you as a tenant.

TDS Leaflet

More information on deposits

Unipol has lots of information on deposits for students. This information could be used to help your tenants with any queries they have and includes:

  • deposit recovery
  • deposit tips on how to avoid problems
  • deposit inspection checklist.