However, a tenant with slightly lower leverage may still be able to change the form of the collateral (for example. B the replacement of a credit by a cash guarantee) or to make the obligation less onerous in terms of duration or amount (e.g. B provide for the release or reduction of the security at some point during the term of the lease). A credit is an interesting alternative to a cash deposit, especially when a tenant has a good relationship with his bank, in which case he can provide the accredited without deposit of support guarantees. If the accreditor comes from a serious bank and the procedures for use are relatively simple and safe from failure, many owners will accept such a guarantee. If a tenant does not meet their contractual obligation to pay their monthly rent, you can usually keep the portion of that deposit needed to cover the shortfall. Non-payment of rent is considered a violation of the lease.