Government to crack down on landlords who retain deposits from renters –

Image: Shutterstock/AntonGrachev Image: Shutterstock/AntonGrachev DEPOSIT RETENTION BY landlords is to be tackled by government with the roll out of the long-awaited Deposit Protection Scheme. The scheme will ensure there is a legal definition that a deposit will cover one month rent only. It’s understood this could also allow the Residential Tenancy Board (RTB) to retain deposits until