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Join hundreds of thousands of landlords and agents using TDS’ best-in-class features and service to make their lives easier.

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FEATURESTDS CustodialTDS Insured RICS/ Propertymark members and Housing AssociationsTDS Insured SafeAgent/Law Society membersTDS Insured unaffiliated membership route
TDS holds the moneyYesNoNoNo
Both parties contact TDS to release the depositYesNoNoNo
Agent/landlord can raise a disputeYesYesYesYes
Tenant can raise a disputeYesYesYesYes
You hold the moneyNoYesYesYes
Letting Partnership health check requiredNoNoNoYes
PRICE COMPARISONTDS CustodialTDS Insured RICS/ Propertymark members and Housing AssociationsTDS Insured NALS/Law Society membersTDS Insured unaffiliated membership route
*Maximum rate you could payFree£10.25 (plus VAT) per tenancy£11.75 (plus VAT) per tenancy£13.75 (plus VAT) per tenancy
Low dispute rate discountN/AYesYesNo
Minimum rate you could pay after dispute discountFree£4.95 (plus VAT) per tenancy£5.67 (plus VAT) per tenancy£13.75 (plus VAT) per tenancy
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*Headline rates updated as of 26/02/2021

*Membership of TDS Insured is on an annual basis. Your fee is calculated at the start of each membership year (1 April – 31 March) based on the number of deposits you are protecting and discounts are applied for low numbers of disputes.

We offer the most competitive rates, without scrimping on service. But don’t just take our word for it!

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  • Call iconOne-to-one in-house training
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.TDSMy DepositsDPS
Initial response to helpline calls32 seconds63 seconds45 seconds
Average number of days taken to resolve disputes11 days14 days22 days

* average figures from MHCLG monthly statistics 31 March 2020 – 30 September 2020