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.