The main area for disputes between landlords and tenants is the condition of the property, fixtures and fittings at the end of the Tenancy.
As a tenant you can protect yourself and most importantly your deposit, by having an independent inventory report prepared at the start of the the tenancy. This is crucial for tenants, particularly if your Landlord has failed to have an independent Inventory Report drawn up and agreed with you prior to the start of your Tenancy.
An independent inventory report, including a schedule of condition, prepared at the beginning and end of your Tenancy, is the best way to avoid disputes and issues relating to deposits.
This is a cost effective way to protect your deposit.