Documents and forms

Documents and forms relating to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme can be downloaded from this page. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and use these documents (download your FREE Acrobat Reader here).

  • Membership Forms
    Apply for membership, order TDS merchandise, and register deposits by post
  • Dispute Forms
    Raise or respond to a tenancy deposit dispute
  • Guidance
    Guidance on deposit protection and disputes
  • Prescribed Information and Rules
    Prescribed Information documentation and the rules of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme

Membership Forms

Apply for membership here if you are a regulated letting agent

If you do not fit in to other membership categories we can consider membership for you on an individual basis

Complete this form to register a tenancy by post

Order window stickers, leaflets, and other TDS products

Dispute Forms

These notes are intended to provide guidance to the parties to a dispute when they are completing a Dispute Application or Dispute Response form.

Dispute Application

Complete this form to raise a dispute

Complete this form to raise a dispute

Complete this form to raise a dispute

Dispute Response

Dispute Response Form Part 1 of 3

Dispute Response Form Part 2 of 3

Dispute Response Form Part 3 of 3

Disputes with non-Assured Shorthold Tenancies

TDS is the only scheme to resolve disputes on non-AST deposits. Read this guide for more information.

Guidance

A comprehensive guide to deposit protection written and published by all of the schemes

Guidance on the implications of the Court of Appeal judgment

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

Guidance for members on transferring deposits between different tenancy deposit schemes

The adjudicator's approach when reaching an adjudication decision.

10 top tips to help agents get it right

What TDS looks for in check in and check out reports, inventories, and schedules of condition

Deposits should be protected within 30 days. Read for our approach when this is not adhered to

Photos and videos are a popular form of evidence, but often not approached correctly. Here is what TDS adjudicators need to see.

What you need to know about disputes with more than one tenant

What needs to be done when sharers change mid-tenancy

Guidance on what to do if one of the parties cannot be contacted

Are the conditions in your tenancy agreement fair?

What happens to a deposit dispute once it has been sent to TDS

These notes are intended to provide guidance to the parties to a dispute when they are completing a Dispute Application or Dispute Response form.

Prescribed Information and Rules

NEW - 2014: - 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.

NEW - 2014: - 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.

TDS Rules of Membership for Letting Agents and Corporate Landlords

TDS Rules for the Independent Resolution of Deposit Disputes

A summary of the changes to TDS scheme rules as of April 1st 2013

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TDS launches charitable foundation for private rented sector

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) has announced the launch of a new charity for the private rented sector. 

7th January 2014

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