The deposit protection service

Deposit Portection Service

Ashford Lettings are members of The Deposit Protection Service which ensures that all tenants deposit are secured with UK Government approved banks.

As part of the Housing Act 2004 the Government has introduced a tenancy deposit protection for all Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) in England and Wales where a deposit is taken. As from April 6th 2007, all deposits paid under an AST should be protected within 14 calendar days of the Tenant paying a deposit.

In addition to protecting Deposits within fourteen days of receipt, Ashford Lettings must ensure that they comply with The Housing (Tenancy Deposits) (Prescribed Information) Order 2007.

As part of this new legal requirement, we instruct an external Inventory Company to undertake a comprehensive and independent inventory, including photography. This is invaluable should any problems arise at the end of a Tenancy regarding the condition of the property and the release of the Tenant's deposit. Please contact Ashford Lettings for inventory fees.