It's 5 weeks rent that will need to be paid prior to move in. It's protected by DPS, the Deposit Protection Service, and you’ll receive a 5-digit keycode (which you’ll use at the end of tenancy to claim back your deposit). Any deductions from your deposit will be explained and agreed with you beforehand.
The Reservation Fee
This is the £100 you pay when you secure your room. It will come off your first month’s rent, unless you moved in at end of the month