Documents and forms

Documents and forms relating to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme can be downloaded from this page. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and use these documents (download your FREE Acrobat Reader here).

  • Guidance
    Guidance on deposit protection and disputes
  • Dispute Forms
    Raise or respond to a tenancy deposit dispute
  • Rules
    Prescribed Information documentation

Guidance

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

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

Government advice for tenants on your rights and responsibilities

Top ten tips for tenants on your deposit

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

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

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

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

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

What needs to be done when sharers change

Are the conditions in your tenancy agreement fair?

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

Guidance on what to do if one of the parties cannot be contacted at the end of the tenancy

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

The adjudicator's approach when reaching an adjudication decision.

Dispute Forms

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

Dispute Application

Complete this form to raise a dispute

Complete this form to raise a dispute

Complete this form to raise a dispute

Dispute Response

Dispute Response Form Part 1 of 3

Dispute Response Form Part 2 of 3

Dispute Response Form Part 2 of 3

Disputes with non-Assured Shorthold Tenancies

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

Rules

TDS Rules for the Independent Resolution of Deposit Disputes

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TDS Charitable Foundation Opens Its Doors For Higher Standards In Renting

A new charity with a mission to improve standards in private rented housing management has launched its website today and is inviting applications for funding.

28th April 2014


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