Worries among tenants over deposit return
Nearly a fifth (18%) of tenants renting from private landlords say they have waited more than three months to get a deposit back, according to a survey.
Mortgage lender the Nationwide said 4% of those asked had a delay of more than six months.
A leading deposit protection scheme says the money should be returned within 10 days of the tenant requesting it after they move out of the property.
A landlords’ group suggested disputes could slow down these refunds.