We moved into our currrent property in June 2014. I currenltly receive Housing Benefit and have to make up a short-fall of £40 per month from my benefits. I paid my initial deposit to an Agent but the Landlord now handles everything himself. The property is detached and we had problems last year with mould & damp. The cold seems ten times worse this year and no amount of central heating seems adequate. Can I request my deposit back (or stop paying the short-fall) on the grounds that I need to purchase additonal heating?