Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a multi-award-winning, government-approved tenancy deposit protection service. We offer both insured and custodial deposit protection and provide fair adjudication for disputes relating to the deposits we protect. TDS Insured is the longest running insured deposit protection scheme in the UK.
TDS’ Insured Scheme Explained
TDS insured is completely free to join. You pay a small fee to protect each deposit, which means you can keep your deposit in your bank account for the duration of the tenancy, keeping the accrued interest.
At the end of the tenancy, you administer the repayment with the tenant. If the tenant disputes any deductions, we provide a free dispute resolution service.
Why Use TDS Insured
TDS Insured in the cheapest pay-as-you-go insured deposit protection scheme available in England and Wales*. It is also the longest running insured scheme in the UK*.
We are committed to providing excellent service. We answer calls and emails quicker than any other deposit protection scheme in England and Wales.
We are also the only not-for-profit scheme in England and Wales. Our surpluses are used to continue to improve our already multi-award-winning service.
How to Join TDS Insured
To join our insured scheme, simply follow the steps below:
- Create a free TDS account
- Register your deposit(s)
- Pay a small fee to protect your deposit(s)
It’s that easy.
RLA Members get Discounted Insured Protection Through DepositGuard
We offer RLA landlord members discounted rates through our white-labelled product DepositGuard.
DepositGuard offers the same excellent service and benefits as our insured scheme, but at a discounted rate:
- Free to join
- You hold the deposit and keep the interest
- Free access to our guides for landlords
- Free access to our dispute resolution service
How to Access DepositGuard
RLA landlord members can access DepositGuard on the RLA’s website:
- Enter the tenancy deposit details on the website
- Pay the deposit protection fee (starting from only £13.20)
- Print and distribute documentation your tenants