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My girlfriend paid £340 at the start of february. I paid £150 on the 2nd of february, and a further £170 on the 18th June.
If the amount we paid is not explicitly stated as being a deposit, or holding deposit but instead as the 1st months rent paid in advance - does that change the law? I've just read through the (unsigned) contract and it states that there is no deposit, and I remember him saying he doesn't need a deposit but does need the 1st months rent.