Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS)

Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government-approved, award-winning tenancy deposit protection service. We protect tenancy deposits and provide an impartial adjudication service for disputes relating to deposit held in our scheme. We offer both an insured and custodial scheme.

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What Makes TDS’ tenancy Deposit Protection Service Different?

TDS is the longest running deposit protection service in the UK.

At TDS, we want to provide the best possible service for our members and customers. That is why we answer our calls and emails faster than any other tenancy deposit protection service in England and Wales.

We have held the Customers Service Excellence Accreditation since 2011 and each year we are interviewed and inspected to maintain our accreditation. We have also held the BSI Customer Satisfaction Management Standard since 2014. Our other awards include:

  • Chartered Institute of Housing 2015 -Chairman’s Award.
  • Shortlisted in the Supplier of the Year category in the Negotiator Awards 2017 and 2018.
  • Shortlisted in the National Landlord Investment Show (LIS) Awards 2018 in the Best Property Education Provider category.

We are the only not-for-profit scheme in England and Wales. We invest our surpluses into improving our multi-award-winning service.

We also provide invaluable guides and training through the TDS Academy. Guides are free for all TDS members and TDS Academy Courses are discounted for TDS members.

Choose Between our Insured or Custodial Schemes

We offer both an insured and custodial deposit protection service. You can choose between either scheme. Both schemes have excellent benefits.

TDS Insured

TDS Insured is the cheapest pay-as-you-go insured protection service in England and Wales*. It is completely free to join, and you pay a small fee to protect each deposit. You keep the deposit during the tenancy and any interest accrued.

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.

TDS Custodial

TDS Custodial is the hassle-free way to protect your deposit. It’s completely free to join and use as we hold the deposit during the tenancy.

At the end of the tenancy we administer the repayment to the tenant. If there is a dispute over how much should be returned, we provide a free dispute resolution service.

How to join TDS

Joining TDS is easy:

  • Choose between insured or custodial protection
  • Create a free TDS account
  • Register your deposit(s)
  • Pay a small fee (insured) or transfer the deposit to us for free (custodial)

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*for RLA members through DepositGuard.