Getting your deposit back

HomeXperts Purbeck and Poole want to be able to give you 100% of your deposit back

Iain and Sharon provide some helpful tips to explain how to hand the property back to them in an acceptable condition.

Have an end goal

This goal will no doubt be to receive all of your deposit back. If you keep this in mind throughout the whole of your time in a rented property, it will help remind you of what is expected of you as a tenant.

You should be keeping the property in an acceptable condition during the whole time you live there.

Notify Iain and Sharon straight away of any maintenance issues or damage.  This way they can resolve such things at the time rather than at the end of your tenancy.

The less there is to deal with at the end of your time in a property will mean a faster transaction with the return of your deposit.  Iain and Sharon aim to return deposits within 7 – 10 days of vacation however dealing with issues will delay this.  If you can understand how to manage your tenancy and how to best leave the property you are vacating, you give yourself the best chance of achieving your end goal and getting back all of your deposit.  This will then be there ready for your next venture.  Your deposit will be paid directly to your bank account.

Check out the helpful to do list which covers:
  • Checking the inventory
  • Informing of any damage
  • Re-directing your post
  • Cleaning the property
  • Carrying out minor repairs
  • Tidying the garden
  • Removal of rubbish
  • Taking final meter readings
  • Returning of keys and the vacating form


Download the PDF here to see the items in more detail and to understand what is expected at the end of your tenancy.