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Tenancy deposit reform: a call for evidence


A call for evidence on barriers tenants face providing a second deposit, asking views on innovative approaches to help tenants move more easily.

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Consultation description

This call for evidence seeks to understand the barriers tenants face providing a second deposit when moving from one tenancy to the next. It looks at what can be done to speed up the return of deposits to tenants at the end of the tenancy.

It considers whether existing initiatives to address deposit affordability are meeting tenants’ needs and whether the market can offer improved products. It also explores innovative approaches that could be taken to help tenants move more easily, including allowing tenants to passport their deposit between tenancies.

The call for evidence builds on the work of the Tenancy Deposit Protection Working Group, which has been looking at whether improvements can be made to deposit protection to the benefit of tenants and landlords.


Tenancy deposit reform: a call for evidence

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Ways to respond


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Private Rented Sector Strategy and Reform Division
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Third Floor, South West – Fry Building
2 Marsham Street

Published 27 June 2019
Last updated 4 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added link to the online survey for this call for evidence.
  2. First published.