I wonder if anyone has an opinion or advice on my following question.
I have an unfurnished property for rental. A prospective tenant asks if the rent deposit could be reduced by the cost of furniture they will now buy for the property. The furniture will be retained by me at tenancy.
Is this an acceptable proposal from a legal standpoint?
Is it wise to have the deposit reduced to an amount less than one month’s rent as a result?
Are there any points or issues I could be aware of should the proposed arrangement went ahead?
Many thanks in advance for any opinion!