Cardiff Digs: COVID-19

Moving out of your student house is different to moving out of student halls. You now have a house to clean, organise and pack up rather than just one room.

There are a few things to remember when moving out so we have put together this checklist for you.  Following these steps should help you to receive your deposit back in full.


Have you remembered…

What to do…


Rent – Have you paid all your rent? Check the landlord has received all the rent if you are unsure
Bond/Deposit – Do you know your Deposit ID and details of where your bond is protected? Check your tenancy contract and email mail box for the details. If unsure, ask your landlord or contact your Tenancy Deposit Service.
Inventory – Have you checked the inventory you filled in when you moved in? Check for damages that were not there when you moved in. Check the inventory with your landlord. Arrange an inspection date. Contact your Tenancy Deposit Protection Service if any disagreements arise with regards to the deposit/bond.
Cleaning – Have you left the property in a clean state? Clean all areas thoroughly to reduce the risk of virus transmission and ensure you get your deposit back. Check on inventory what needs to be done.
Recycling and Rubbish

Have you removed all recycling /waste from your property and front and back gardens?

Check bin days to avoid a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice from Cardiff Council.

Check your collection day at or download the “Cardiff Gov” app for free reminders – collection days often change with bank holidays.

We understand you may be moving out on a day when waste won’t be collected, so we have put together a few tips to help you manage this situation

Love When You Leave – Do you have items you don’t need that could be donated to charity – give it, don’t bin it! You may have items that you no longer need but somebody else might.  Show some love when you leave – find out your socially distanced donation options.
Mail – Have you changed your address to back home for the summer? Contact Doctors, Bank, Mobile phone company, Friends, Family, DVLA, Employer.
Keys – Have you returned your keys to your landlord/ letting agent? Give landlord/letting agent keys at the moving out inspection.
Bills – Gas, electricity and water

Ensure you’ve paid outstanding bills.

Take meter readings and notify utility companies of moving out date.
TV Licence – Have you told them you are moving out? You may be eligible for a partial refund! Update your details on

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