Most tenants pay a security deposit when they move into a property. This is your money and you should get it back when you move out. Your landlord can keep some of the money if you
- owe rent,
- have caused damage or
- you've broken the tenancy agreement and this has cost the landlord money.
If your landlord has unfairly kept some of your deposit you should try to get this money back.
If you paid your deposit on or after 1 April 2013 you'll need to raise a dispute with your tenancy deposit protection scheme. If you paid the deposit before 1 April 2013, you'll have to write to your landlord to try to get your money back. If the landlord won't agree, you may need to go to Small Claims Court.