FAQ 568
I have been asked to pay a deposit, what do I need to do?

Depending on the type of accommodation, your landlord or agent will have to take steps to look after your deposit money and should give you information on how they have done this. 

The Students' Guild Advice Unit (Exeter) or FXU Advice (Cornwall) can give you information and check this has been done properly. 

If you are paying any money over to a landlord or agent before you move in you should check whether it is a returnable deposit, what it is meant to cover and also get a receipt to say when you paid the money.