Are there any other things I should do?

Get tenancies off to a great start with tenant checks and inventories

As the home of deposit protection, we want to ensure that every tenancy starts a smoothly as possible. So, while these points don't relate specifically to deposit protection, we thought we'd include them as a helpful reference.


Have you met your other obligations?

As a letting agent, there are several other things you're legally obliged to do when a new tenancy begins.


How to Rent Guide

As an agent, you must provide your tenants with a How to Rent Guide before they move into the property.

Find out more about the How to Rent Guide here.


Tenant checks

Before a tenancy can begin, there are certain checks you have to perform. These include checking that your tenants have the right to live and rent in the UK and, if the property is in Wales, the Rent Smart Wales check.

Take a look at our guide to tenant checks.



Before your new tenants move into a property, you’ll need to do an inventory. This is an essential part of the process to get right.

An inventory can help avoid a dispute over the deposit when your tenants move out, because it proves what state the property was in when your tenants moved in. It's in everyone's best interest to make sure the inventory is as thoroughly completed as possible.

Learn about getting your inventories right every time



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