At the end of your tenancy, remember to take final meter readings and inform the utility companies of your forwarding address so that you can obtain the final bill. Many housing contracts state that all bills need to be paid in full before the bond is returned.
It is advisable to check the condition of the property and all items on the inventory in the presence of the landlord to avoid any disputes over damage. If you are concerned that a dispute will arise, it may be advisable to take photographs of the property when you leave.
Getting the Deposit Back
If your landlord decides to withhold your deposit in part or in full, and you disagree with this, you should contact the tenancy deposit scheme with which it is protected. There are strict deadlines for reporting a dispute or you may lose the protection of the scheme.
Contact Student Advice if you need any more information.