Information for Landlords
What is the Tenancy Deposit Scheme?
If you have taken a deposit on an assured shorthold tenancy, by law you must protect it with a government authorised scheme, such as TDS.
When tenancies come to an end there are sometimes disagreements over who receives the deposit. If the deposit is protected by TDS, the dispute can be referred to us and an impartial adjudicator will decide how much should be awarded to each party based on the evidence sent to us.
The Tenancy Deposit Scheme is a multi-award winning, government authorised tenancy deposit protection scheme. As a landlord you can join the scheme online and protect your tenancy deposit in a just a few easy steps.
How does the Tenancy Deposit Scheme work?
You receive the deposit from the tenant
Within 30 days, protect the deposit on the TDS website and give the tenant 'prescribed information' - documents showing how the deposit is protected and a leaflet about TDS.
You hold the deposit during the tenancy.
At the end of the tenancy return the agreed amount direct to the tenant and update the TDS database.
If you and the tenant can't agree on deductions, you can raise a tenancy deposit dispute with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme. We provide free and fair adjudication to decide how the deposit is divided.