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    I've just paid a deposit to the landlord for renting out a room starting January 2019 and asked her to send me the reference number once she protects it as a guy I know that lives there said to do that straight away. Just a few questions

    1) she replied saying she can only put it into the scheme within 14 days of me moving in and not now - is this correct?

    2) my friends and I have booked to stay there this coming September, I don't need to pay a deposit but they both have to. The tenancy is only for a month and because of that she said she won't protect the deposit because it is temporary renting and it's regulation - is this correct?

    Would appreciate any help as I have been used to going through a letting agent which is a lot simpler and I don't want to be at a risk of losing my money


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