Renting a place to live (Fact sheet)
What else do I have to pay for before I move in?
Your landlord can make you pay a "security deposit" before you move in. This money is for the last rent before you move out. Your landlord cannot use this money for anything else.
Your landlord can also ask for a deposit for your keys. Your landlord must give this money back to you when you move out and return the keys.
Most other kinds of deposits or payments are not allowed.
Be sure to get a receipt each time you pay rent or anything else. The law says that your landlord must give you a receipt if you ask for one.