Guides and Forms

Guidance and forms relating to tenancy deposit protection and deposit disputes are available to download here.
You can also visit our Case Studies section to read examples of how we resolve tenancy deposit disputes
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  • Deposit Protection Guides
    Guidance on deposit protection
  • Deposit Dispute Guides
    Raising and responding to a dispute
  • Prescribed Information
    including suggested tenancy agreement clauses
  • Scheme Rules
    Rules of TDS

Deposit Protection Guides

A website user guide for members and prospective members.

A guide to TDS for Landlords detailing pricing, membership criteria and common questions.

An information leaflet on tenancy deposit protection which tenants must be given as part of prescribed information at the start of the tenancy.

A comprehensive guide to deposit protection written and published by all of the schemes

10 top tips to help landlords get it right

What to do if one of the parties cannot be contacted at the end of the tenancy

Deposits should be protected within 30 days. Read for our approach when this is not adhered to

What needs to be done when sharers change mid-tenancy

Guidance on the implications of the Court of Appeal judgment

Deposit Dispute Guides

What happens to a deposit dispute once it has been sent to TDS

This is a detailed guide on how best to present your tenancy deposit dispute.

The adjudicator's approach when reaching an adjudication decision.

These notes are intended to provide guidance to the parties to a dispute when they are completing a Dispute Application or Dispute Response form.

Photos and videos are a popular form of evidence, but often not approached correctly. Here is what TDS adjudicators need to see.

What TDS looks for in check in and check out reports, inventories, and schedules of condition

Our approach to unfair contract terms

What you need to know about disputes with more than one tenant

This document explains what happens when the court is involved in a tenancy deposit dispute..

TDS is the only scheme to resolve disputes on non-AST deposits. Read this guide for more information.

Prescribed Information

NEW - 2014: - A PDF template for Prescribed Information which tenants must be given when deposits are protected, and suggested clauses for tenancy agreements and terms of business.

NEW - 2014: - A word template for Prescribed Information which tenants must be given when deposits are protected, and suggested clauses for tenancy agreements and terms of business.

An information leaflet on tenancy deposit protection which tenants must be given as part of prescribed information at the start of the tenancy.

An information leaflet on tenancy deposit protection which tenants must be given as part of prescribed information at the start of the tenancy.

Scheme Rules

Rules of Membership for the Tenancy Deposit Scheme for Landlords

TDS Rules for the Independent Resolution of Deposit Disputes

A summary of the changes to TDS scheme rules as of April 1st 2013

RSS Feed Latest TDS News

Property industry unites to launch ‘best practice’ Code for the Private Rented Sector

Seventeen leading property organisations have today launched a new Code to drive up standards and quality in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in response to too many privately rented homes in the UK failing to meet the ‘English Housing Survey’ standards.

12th September 2014


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