Half of students don’t get full deposits back from landlords
Rogue landlords are routinely and illegally withholding deposits and subjecting tenants to surprise evictions. Often it is students and young adults early in their careers who are most vulnerable.
Frequently it will be middle-aged parents footing the bill or having to rehouse their grown-up children after what can be a traumatic time.
Evidence from multiple sources points to landlords regularly flouting existing laws – particularly when it comes to returning money stumped up as a deposit. This money should be placed in an impartial scheme.