Asking for a security deposit is a way to protect you against any damage to your place and in case of early departure.
Please keep the following in mind:
1. Uniplaces never asks for a security deposit from the tenant. Tenants should pay it to you directly;
2. Always remember to ask for the security deposit on the date of the move-in;
3. The security deposit is not additional rent, so you should remember to return it to the tenant on the day they move out if there was no damage to your place.
For more information on security deposits in Portugal, click here.
For more information on security deposits in Spain, click here.