Join as an Agent

TDS Agent joining options

You have a choice of deposit protection type: TDS Insured and TDS Custodial. To help you decide, check out our features overview and price comparison table below. The choice is yours! You can also use both.

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.

Join as agent

FEATURESTDS Insured RICS/ Propertymark members and Housing AssociationsTDS Insured SafeAgent/Law Society membersTDS Insured unaffiliated membership routeTDS Custodial
You hold the moneyYesYesYesNo
Repay the tenant directly at the end of the tenancyYesYesYesNo
TDS holds the moneyNoNoNoYes
Both parties contact TDS to release the depositNoNoNoYes
Client money protection requiredYesYesYesNo
Membership of ARLA / NAEA / RICS requiredYesNoNoNo
Membership of SafeAgent / Law Society requiredNoYesNoNo
Letting Partnership health check requiredNoNoYesNo
Agent/landlord can raise a disputeYesYesYesNo
Tenant can raise a disputeYesYesYesYes
PRICE COMPARISONTDS Insured RICS/ Propertymark members and Housing AssociationsTDS Insured NALS/Law Society membersTDS Insured unaffiliated membership routeTDS Custodial
Maximum rate you could pay£9.25 (plus VAT) per tenancy£10.75 (plus VAT) per tenancy£12.50 (plus VAT) per tenancyFree
Low dispute rate discountYesYesNoN/A
Minimum rate you could pay after dispute discount£4.10 (plus VAT) per tenancy£4.60 (plus VAT) per tenancy£12.50 (plus VAT) per tenancyFree
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We offer the cheapest rates, without scrimping on service. But don’t just take our word for it!

  • why-us-2Calls answered in 30 seconds
  • why-us-2Emails answered in a few hours
  • why-us-2Adjudication case studies
  • why-us-2One-to-one in-house training
  • why-us-2Regular adjudication workshops
 TDSMy | Deposits
Call answering24 seconds112 seconds
Time taken to resolve disputes7 days18 days

* MHCLG statistics September 2019