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How much holding deposit did you pay? The reason I am asking is because from 1 June 2019, a holding deposit cannot be more than 1 week's rent.
If you enter into the tenancy agreement with the landlord, you can ask that the holding deposit be used towards the tenancy deposit or first month's rent.
There is no need for you to pay a tenancy deposit.
Is this more than the holding deposit?
OK, well you can pay the balance once you enter into the tenancy with your Landlord. It is not unusual to ask for the deposit at this stage but you may wish to reach an agreement to pay this at a later date.
Is there anything I can specifically clarify for you?
That's correct. You should be provided with a certificate that your deposit has been protected by your landlord. Here is some helpful information about this:
That wouldn't be the case as your deposit is separately protected in one of the approved schemes. Even so, I would ensure that the agents provide you with an inventory checklist.
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