In the UK govt. guidelines insist all agencies and private landlords must sign up to a Tenancy Deposit Scheme, so your deposit should be safe so long as you keep up your end of the bargain. Though I'm familiar with renting in my current area, I'm considering moving to London within the next couple of years, and it's as much of a foreign country to me as anywhere abroad.
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This time last year when I started my degree I signed up to live with four other people in a rented house. One of them had an arrogant, possessive, paranoid boyfriend who moved himself in between September and Christmas, making communal living spaces little more than gauntlets, and who was finally ejected by force by our letting agent. One house mate played something that I can barely describe as "music" at the loudest possible volume for the entirety of stay, purchasing bass speakers and a sub-woofer at Christmas. I'm also convinced she was a compulsive liar. Another was so unfamiliar with the concept of cleanliness that I am genuinely surprised that she never became violently ill. The remaining girl was brilliant, until she retired her tee-total policy - which it also turns out was her respect policy for other people's sleeping schedules and work ethic. She also had a wildly disproportionate perception of what constituted "fire", "threats" and "stalking".
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