Once you have returned the property, the keys have been handed back and the check out completed, it will then be time to deal with your deposit return. Your deposit will be registered with a deposit scheme and guidelines must be adhered to.
You will receive a letter with your check out report, possibly suggesting deductions.
These are suggested deductions based on the inventory paperwork and check out report and this is where you need to communicate with your agent or landlord to reach an agreement so instructions can be given to release the deposit accordingly.
Please note, there will be allowances for fair wear and tear, however if cleaning is required or if damage has been made to the property, you may be asked to cover a cost to make good.
If you are unsure of any claims requested from your deposit please do speak with your agent or landlord to get clarification and further information.