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
  • Policy briefings
    Policy briefings
  • Our guarantee of impartiality
    Our guarantee of impartiality

Deposit Protection Guides

Government advice for tenants on your rights and responsibilities

Government guidance - Model agreement for a shorthold tenancy

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

10 top tips to help landlords get it right

Guidance for members on transferring deposits between different tenancy deposit schemes

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

The Deregulation Act came into force on 26 March 2015 clarifying deposit protection law.

Some top tips and guidance on the end of tenancy process

Deposit Dispute Guides

A guide to deposits disputes and damages: a comprehensive guide to deposit protection, written and published by all three of the schemes

A guide to product lifespans considered during adjudication

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.

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

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

Prescribed Information

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.

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

Guidance setting out the procedures of TDS operation which members may find useful. It should be read in conjunction with the relevant membership rules

Rules of Membership for the Tenancy Deposit Scheme for Landlords from April 2018

TDS Rules for the Independent Resolution of Deposit Disputes

Policy briefings

A briefing for Agents and Landlords on how the Immigration Act 2016 introduces new measures to supplement the Right to Rent provisions in the Immigration Act 2014

RSS Feed Latest TDS News

#NewsStory: TDS publishes September Adjudication Digest

Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) publishes the latest monthly Adjudication Digest report.

12th September 2018