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What is the legal maximum deposit that I have to pay?

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In most cases, it will be illegal for your landlord to require you to pay a deposit of more than five times your weekly rent.

However, if your annual rent is over £50,000 per year, your landlord can ask for a deposit of up to six weeks worth of rent.

You can work out the amount due for your tenancy with the calculator below:


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