The short answer is yes! A deposit for your student accommodation acts as a security measure for both you and the property owner. amber helps ensure that the property you are interested in for your student housing is reserved specifically for you, barring others from booking it. The deposit also serves as an assurance for the landlord that you will adhere to the terms of the tenancy agreement.
The requirement of a deposit is a standard practice in the student accommodation rental market, and it's the cornerstone of the initial financial transactions between you and the property owner. Paying this deposit means you've passed the first step in confirming your student accommodation with amber.