Tenants: Must Read Tips For Getting That Deposit Back

The end of tenancy checkout – it can be a daunting prospect. After even a short time of living in a property you may have noticed that everyday wear and tear has taken place without you barely realising it. What makes this even more intimidating is that you’ll likely not notice the toll that your tenancy has taken on the property until you begin to move your belongings.

How To Claim Your Damage Deposit Back

With more than a decade of being a man and van in York, we’ve seen our fair share of tenants who’ve been left short-changed when their deposit is withheld; and so for our future customers, we have the following sage advice to follow:

  • 1. Read your lease (carefully) – This is a vital first step. Look out for the sections that state what may be deducted from your deposit should you have damaged anything. You should also read the lease in full to see whether you’ll be automatically charged for an end of tenancy clean.
  • 2. Make a list of what needs fixing or replacing – Survey your rental property room by room, moving furniture out of the way, in anticipation of move day. Make a list of all that you need to repair (including what may need to be replaced, such as fixtures or fittings). This may seem expensive, however your landlord will almost certainly charge you far more for the service of undertaking this for you after you’ve left.
  • 3. Have a spring clean – Moving is seriously stressful, and whilst you’re likely not feeling in the mood to don your marigolds and undertake a deep clean, it is, unfortunately, an essential task if you wish to be given your deposit back. That said, there are some exceptions, with certain lettings agents stipulating in the lease that you benefit from a cleaning company come the end of tenancy (giving you another reason to check through that lease thoroughly).

Removals York – the return of your deposit may be uncertain, but the quality of our customer service is anything but.

Need a man with a van in York? Look no further, beyond providing savvy advice to save your deposit we’re also skilled at removal services, covering the entirety of the UK with services that span complete removals in York, to providing only the van and man anywhere else in the country.

Contact the Van Man York team today for a no-pressure, no-obligation quote. Phone on 07931 849 112 or 01904 375 995; email on admin@vanmanyork.co.uk, or visit our van removal quote page.

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