Landlords and agents will need to be aware of a third party, usually a parent but here an employer, paying a tenancy deposit on behalf of a tenant.

A third party could be deemed a "relevant person" (and certainly would be if they were paying the deposit directly to the landlord or agent) and would need to be served with the prescribed information as well as the tenant themselves.

If a "relevant person" is not provided with the prescribed information within 30 days of receipt of the deposit, a penalty of up to 3 times the deposit value may be claimed.