I have 3 tenants and I have all their bonds protected with the DPS like a good landlord.
My question is this:
My son is just applying for a room in shared accommodation in London. He has a agreed a 2 month term. The "agent" has asked for a month's deposit (£600) in addition to one month's rent in advance. My son asked if the deposit will be kept in a secure deposit scheme and their reply was that when he gives notice, the last month's rent will be taken out of his deposit.
I didn't think this was legal anymore or am I being too cautious?