We will be moving into our first home soon (still waiting on a date though!) and moving out of the house we've rented for 3 years. We know we are going to lose some deposit - the cats have scratched the wallpaper in two places upstairs. The problem is that the same wallpaper is used upstairs and all the way down the stairs so they would likely want to replace the lot. Also the house has a damp/mould problem on internal back wall - in the bathroom, and spare room. We use a dehumidifier and do open the windows when possible, but there is mould over alot of that wall. My question to anybody in the know, is can they legally ask us for more money to cover the cost of this - above and beyond our deposit? I think our deposit was about £600. Thanks in advance - I hadnt stopped to think about this until now and am now panicking that we will not have enough money for all of this!