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Local projects for landlord and tenant education receive new funding from TDS Charitable Foundation

Community based projects have just been awarded over £16,000 in grants from the TDS Charitable Foundation, funding information and education for private tenants and landlords.

18th November 2014 read more...

TDS £340million Ahead In Tenancy Deposit Protection

Reporting on its first year operating across the entire United Kingdom, The Dispute Service has published new figures confirming it as the leading force in tenancy deposit protection.

14th October 2014 read more...

Property industry unites to launch ‘best practice’ Code for the Private Rented Sector

Seventeen leading property organisations have today launched a new Code to drive up standards and quality in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in response to too many privately rented homes in the UK failing to meet the ‘English Housing Survey’ standards.

12th September 2014 read more...

If You Don’t Want To Lose Your Deposit, Now Is The Time To Act, Student Tenants Warned

Act now or risk losing your deposit next year - this was the warning given to students moving into rented accommodation by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.

Speaking at an event for university housing advisors at student housing charity Unipol, TDS Director of Customer Relations Ben Beadle said that despite being the biggest single cost of moving into rented accommodation, there is a “distinct lack of knowledge” amongst students when it comes to tenancy deposits.

4th September 2014 read more...

TDS Charitable Foundation Opens Its Doors For Higher Standards In Renting

A new charity with a mission to improve standards in private rented housing management has launched its website today and is inviting applications for funding.

28th April 2014 read more...

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 read more...

Latest Report Shows Another “Outstanding” Set Of Results For The Dispute Service

In its latest Annual Review published today TDS has revealed figures showing another “outstanding” year for the company and Scheme members.

6th November 2013 read more...

Eric Pickles announces plans for private rented sector

The Government has published plans for changes to the private rented sector.

17th October 2013 read more...

Update on Superstrike vs Rodriguez

Following consultation with the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Tenancy Deposit Scheme is now able to offer joint guidance with the other deposit protection schemes on the recent Superstrike vs Rodrigues ruling.

31st July 2013 read more...

Tenancy Deposits In Northern Ireland Higher Than Earlier Estimates, New Figures Show

New figures released by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme Northern Ireland show tenants are paying higher deposits than previously estimated, at an average £558 per tenancy.

21st May 2013 read more...

Tenancy Deposit Scheme and Property Tribes join forces to promote best practice deposit protection.

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme is working with Property Tribes, the U.K.’s leading landlord & investor community, in a raft of activities to promote deposit protection

1st April 2013 read more...

Tenancy Deposit Scheme for Private Rentals in Northern Ireland

The Department for Social Development has announced this week that the Tenancy Deposit Scheme Northern Ireland has been awarded a contract to operate both an insurance and custodial tenancy deposit scheme in Northern Ireland.

4th February 2013 read more...

New vacancy - Operations Manager TDS Northern Ireland

A new vacancy has arisen for the position of Operations Manager, TDS Northern Ireland.

28th January 2013 read more...

Landlords Claim to Have Quality Tenants National Tenancy Deposit Scheme Survey Finds

Nine out of ten landlords are either satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of their tenants according to a new survey by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme this month..

27th November 2012 read more...

TDS Academy Launched

The success of a two year education programme for letting agents and landlords covering all aspects of deposit protection has led to the launch of the TDS Academy by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.  This will provide a new course structure that will be rolled out from the middle of November and be will open to landlords in addition to letting agents, property managers and other property professionals.

29th October 2012 read more...

TDS – Contract with Government Goes Forward

The government has announced the new contract authorising the Tenancy Deposit Scheme to provide tenancy deposit protection services.

4th October 2012 read more...

London and Quadrant join the Tenancy Deposit Scheme

London and Quadrant Group, the largest provider of social housing in London and the South East, has announced it is to protect deposits on private rental homes with the award winning not-for-profit Tenancy Deposit Scheme.

1st October 2012 read more...

Steve Harriott to Stay at TDS

Steve Harriott is to remain as Chief Executive of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and Nick Hankey, the Director of Resources, becomes Deputy Chief Executive and takes a place on the SafeDeposits Scotland Board.

10th September 2012 read more...

Not for Profit Pays Dividends in “Outstanding Year” for the Tenancy Deposit Scheme

In its Annual Review and Accounts for 2011-12 published today, the Tenancy Deposit Scheme has reported a strong set of financial results for an “outstanding year”. These results have enabled the Scheme to reduce membership subscriptions and deliver greater service improvements to customers.

17th July 2012 read more...

Statement by TDS in relation to Spencer Knight letting agency

Over recent days there has been a great deal of comment on the Spencer Knight case and some queries as to the position regarding the tenancy deposits.

Firstly the Spencer Knight case should be viewed as an example of the tenancy deposit protection scheme working as it was intended.  No tenants will lose out as a result of the closure of the firm as the deposits were protected with TDS.

12th July 2012 read more...

Priority Summer Job: Do the Cleaning – TDS tells students

University students leaving their accommodation at the end of the summer term are being presented with a check list of cleaning tasks and the likely costs that could be incurred for failing to do the chores. These are costs that should not fall on the Bank of Mum and Dad.

22nd June 2012 read more...

Deposit Protection Five Years On

Five years after tenancy deposit protection became law, an in-depth evaluation of its successful progress has been published by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.  This shows a rise in protected deposits from less than a £1 Billion to well over £2 Billion, the proportions of deposits protected for all Assured Shorthold Tenancies, and the volumes of deposit disputes.

20th June 2012 read more...

Tenant and Landlord Deposit Disputes – Helping to Understand the Process

Disputing tenants and landlords in the private rental sector still have more to learn about the adjudication system that resolves their deposit disputes without going to court. This lack of understanding can lead to undue perceptions of bias and unfairness in the system which a new guide to the process is designed to help eradicate.

 

28th May 2012 read more...

TDS wins Tenancy Deposit Service of the Year award

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme has won its second award in little over a month, winning the title Tenancy Deposit Service of the Year 2012 at the PropertyDrum B2B Awards.

2nd May 2012 read more...

London Adjudication Workshop is a sell out!

We sent a mail out yesterday to our members in London and the South East to let you know about the upcoming Judge for Yourself! Adjudication Workshop on 3rd May. We had a huge response and the course sold out within 30 minutes!

26th April 2012 read more...

Tenancy Deposit Protection Five Years On - And Forward

Five years after it became a legal requirement to protect tenants’ deposits in the private rental market, much of the ‘cultural’ antagonism between landlords and tenants may be reducing.  And, now it is forecast that the number of authorised deposit protection schemes may increase both this year and again in 2016 and the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution widened.

19th April 2012 read more...

TDS Proves Service Excellence

Backed by a glowing report, the Tenancy Deposit Scheme has been awarded the UK government’s award for Customer Excellence. The Scheme joins a list of public service organisations such as the DVLA, the Lake District National Park and Companies House  that have achieved this standard.

12th April 2012 read more...

Learn about deposit disputes and adjudication at the TDS Adjudication Workshop

We still have some places remaining on the popular Adjudication Workshop for Letting Agents.

Canterbury  17th May 2012 9.30 -12.30

1st April 2012 read more...

Judge for Yourself Adjudication Workshops in Leeds, London and Canterbury

Four new dates have been announced for the Judge for Yourself Adjudication Workshop. The workshop, launched last year, has been extremely popular and an extended programme has been organsied to accommodate demand.

1st April 2012 read more...

Landlords! Agents! Avoid a False Sense of Security this Easter - Warns the Tenancy Deposit Scheme

Landlords and agents should not be lulled into a sense of false security just because the new legal requirements for deposit protection allow a 30 day period to supply proof of deposit registration to the tenant instead of 14 days as from 6 April. 

The new regulations provide for the landlord to be sued on Day 31 for between one and three times the value of the deposit if the deposit has not been registered nor the proscribed information provided. 

26th March 2012 read more...

Deposit Protection Made Clear – Comprehensive New Guide Published

The most comprehensive guide yet to mandatory tenancy deposit protection has been published by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, the not-for- profit organisation run by The Dispute Service.  It is seen as a vital tool to help secure the huge sums taken in deposits throughout the rental market every year.

12th March 2012 read more...

Dispute Chief Backs Removal of Court Cases from Courts

Solving deposit disputes without ending up in court is already a tried and tested option and it should be rolled out further to minimise costs and stress and avoid disproportionate justice believes Steve Harriott, Chief Executive of the Tenancy Deposit scheme, which is operated by the Dispute Service.  

5th March 2012 read more...

Not-for-Profit Pays Dividends as TDS Reduces Rates

Reductions in the base rates for deposits registered by letting agents with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, coupled to other discounts and a members’ loyalty bonus, will substantially reduce agents’ costs. The new rates, to apply for the year from April 2012, reflect the efficiency of the services provided by the Scheme, its financial strength and the advantages of its not-for profit status.   

27th February 2012 read more...

Tenancy Deposit Scheme welcomes tough sentence for fraudulent letting agent

Heavy fines or a long jail term for the boss of fraudulent Oxford letting agent Charles Lawson have been welcomed by the head of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme as sending the right message to rogue agents in the Private Rented Sector.

15th February 2012 read more...

Greater Choice in Deposit Protection for Private Sector Landlords

A new tenancy deposit protection scheme for private sector landlords has been launched today by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, TDS, in association with the Residential Landlords Association, RLA.

Until now, the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, which already protects £1 Billion worth of deposits, the largest number of tenancy deposits protected by any deposit protection scheme, has been available primarily to regulated letting agents. Following extensive consultation with the Residential Landlords Association, the Tenancy Deposit Scheme will now provide landlords with much greater choice in the market.

30th January 2012 read more...

New dates announced for Adjudication Workshop

Three new dates have been announced for the Judge for Yourself Adjudication Workshop. The workshop, launched last month, has been extremely popular and an extended programme has been organised to accommodate demand. To book your place please complete this form and return to member.relations@tds.gb.com , fax to 01442 253193, or post to:TDS Member Relations, PO Box 1255, Hemel Hemptead HP1 9GN

12th December 2011 read more...

Localism Act 2011 - TDS welcomes government action to clarify deposit protection law

The new Localism Act 2011 has ended a year of uncertainty about deposit protection law in the private rented sector. The changes, which are expected to come into effect at some time next year, have been welcomed by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme as both clear and fair.

1st December 2011 read more...

Judge for Yourself! Adjudication Workshop - Extra date in London 6th December

To cope with demand for our first three adjudication workshops, you can now register for an extra date on 6th December in Waterloo, London. Following the popularity of the workshop, we are currently compiling a schedule for more sessions in the new year. To keep up to date with the upcoming training programme, please email member.relations@tds.gb.com to sign up to our newsletter and follow us on Twitter @tenancydeposits

29th November 2011 read more...

“TDS Refreshed” – Annual Review of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme Published

The Dispute Service, the not-for-profit company responsible for operating the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, has announced its recovery from the previous year’s losses. The improved financial performance has come through remedial changes to the subscription model, which has included a discounting mechanism of up to 60% for members with a lower level of disputes.

22nd November 2011 read more...

Deposit Protection opens up for Housing Associations

The not for profit Tenancy Deposit Scheme is developing stronger links with the social housing sector and encouraging Housing Associations to join the scheme through a membership tailored to their needs.

21st November 2011 read more...

Consortium Bid for Scottish Tenancy Deposit Scheme

A powerful consortium of Scottish landlord and tenant organisations has announced a bid to run a tenancy deposit protection scheme in Scotland through a new not-for-profit company, SafeDeposits Scotland Ltd.

14th November 2011 read more...

Wales Increases Mandatory Deposit Threshold for Assured Shorthold Tenancies

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme has warned all landlords and letting agents in Wales that most tenancies with an annual rental value of up to £100,000 will be required to be registered for Tenancy Deposit Protection from the beginning of next month.

8th November 2011 read more...

Judge for Yourself! Register for a place on our new Adjudication Workshop

Following the huge success of our Meet TDS events, we are now giving you the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the dispute resolution process on the 'Judge for Yourself' Adjudication Workshop...

The Judge for Yourself Adjudication Workshop is an excellent chance to meet our adjudicators, gain an insight into our methods and how we reach the decisions we do.

28th October 2011 read more...

Prepare for the End of the Tenancy at the Beginning – Tenancy Deposit Scheme Tells Students

When renting in the private sector, prepare for the end of a tenancy at the earliest opportunity. This was the message the Tenancy Deposit Scheme took to the student delegates at the NUS Welfare Zone Conference at the Liverpool Adelphi this week...

27th October 2011 read more...

Lenient Sentences: “A kick in the teeth” for defrauded tenants and landlords - Says Deposit Protection Chief

The lenient sentences handed down last week to the owner of a fraudulent Worcester based letting agency and his accountant has been described as a “kick in the teeth” for tenants and professional letting agents in the private rented sector.

27th September 2011 read more...

The Colourful World of Deposit Disputes - TDS Lifts the Curtain

From smashed antique vases to missing washing machines, the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, TDS, has heard it all and this month has published some of the stories behind deposit disputes in a new set of case studies.

13th September 2011 read more...

New Director of Resources for TDS

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme has appointed a new Director of Resources. Nick Hankey has joined the organisation this month and will be in charge of both Finance and IT...

7th September 2011 read more...

Don’t Let Euphoria Turn to Tears – TDS Warns Students

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme has warned students going into accommodation in the private rented sector this autumn not to let the euphoria of a new university year turn to tears...

7th September 2011 read more...

Government Support for TDS Member Letting Agents over use of Client Money Protection Insurance

Although Housing Minister Grant Shapps has ruled out compulsory Clients’ Money Protection for letting agents in the foreseeable future, the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, TDS, today welcomed government support for its members...

10th August 2011 read more...

Deposit Protection – First Line of Defence Against Rogue Landlords and Cowboy Agents

Reports of a rise in bad landlords along with soaring rental demand and the return of buy to let investors have all led to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme to remind tenants to be careful and protect themselves. Asking for evidence of tenancy deposit protection is a first line of defence against rogue landlords and cowboy agents...

11th July 2011 read more...

TDS Announces Major Change in Subscription Payments

The second tranche of this year’s subscription invoices for the Tenancy Deposit Scheme hit members’ desks this month and includes a major change. In response to members’ requests, subscriptions can be settled on a monthly basis, as well as quarterly or annually....

27th June 2011 read more...

The Dispute Process with TDS. Short, Sweet and to the Point

An overwhelming number of tenants in dispute with their landlords over the return of deposits found it easy to submit evidence for adjudication by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme...

6th June 2011 read more...

Deposit Protection Certificate Updated

We have updated our Tenancy Deposit Protection Certificate design to reflect changes requested by our customers...

20th May 2011 read more...

Plainly Speaking – It’s The Tenancy Deposit Scheme

The Scheme has won five accreditations from the Plain Language Commission for  important documents that are available through the website and on request...

9th May 2011 read more...

Summer of TDS events announced

Capitalising on the initial success of the “Meet the TDS” events in London and Newcastle...

5th May 2011 read more...

Dispute resolution guidelines released under TDP Scheme co-operation

A new 'Guide to Tenancy Deposit, Disputes and Damages' has been jointly published by all three government authorised tenancy deposit protection schemes today...

4th May 2011 read more...

Missing Protection for £1 Billion

Up to a million private sector tenants with combined deposits…

12th April 2011 read more...

New Deputy Head of Adjudication for Tenancy Deposit Scheme

Alison MacDougal has been appointed Deputy Head of Adjudication…

29th March 2011 read more...

£2 Billion in Tenants Deposits Protected as Tenancy Deposit Scheme goes into New Financial Year

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme goes into a new financial year...

28th March 2011 read more...

Invaluable Start to the TDS Members Forum

The invaluable results of the first major consultation through the TDS Members Forum...

14th March 2011 read more...

Strong Financial Position Cuts Costs for TDS Members

Subscriptions to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and the cost of registering each tenancy are both to fall from April...

2nd March 2011 read more...

Market Forces Don't Set Standards - Deposit Scheme Chief Warns

Despite one in six households now renting, there has been a market failure to educate the consumer...

1st March 2011 read more...

News about TDS Subscriptions for 2011-12

The TDS Subscriptions for 2011-12 have now been calculated and full details will shortly be available in your member's only section of the TDS website. We will send you a separate email to advise you when the data has been fully uploaded. 28th February 2011 read more...

First Meet the TDS Event Heavily Oversubscribed.

London letting agents filled all the places at the first Meet the TDS event. Held in central London last week (Feb 17), it was oversubscribed three times over. The half day event was the first in a series planned to be heldaround the country and aimed at updating members on the changes taking place within the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and to provide a working insight into the independent adjudication process. 18th February 2011 read more...

Radical Overhaul Allows Competitive TDS Subscriptions to Remain Unchanged

The radical overhaul of its subscription model has returned the Tenancy Deposit Scheme to financial health following losses incurred during the last financial year. This is reported in the TDS Review and Annual Accounts for 2009-10 published today. The Scheme is now forecasting a surplus for 2010-11 and there will be no increase in members’ subscriptions for the financial year beginning April 2011.

24th January 2011 read more...

Senior TDS Position Filled

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme has appointed Ben Beadle to the new post of Head of Member Relations. In this new and senior position he will be responsible for understanding and implementing ways to help the membership use the Scheme efficiently and cost effectively.

14th January 2011 read more...

Student Deposit Protection through Unipol, A Role Model for Corporate Landlords

The partnership between Unipol, the national charity that works to improve training, standards and professionalism in student housing, and the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, TDS, is to continue for a second year. This follows a successful launch last Christmas and acceptance by Unipol landlords of this bespoke student deposit protection scheme operating in Leeds, Bradford and Nottingham. It is believed that this protective link should become a role model for all corporate landlords throughout the country.

6th December 2010 read more...

TDS Strengthens Board

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme has announced the Board appointments of disputes and compliance expert Jodi Berg and Chief Executive Steve Harriott. This has been welcomed as providing additional specialist support for the Scheme going forward.

23rd November 2010 read more...

Positive Start for TDS Forum

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme has announced the details of its new TDS Members Forum. Its role will include giving feedback to TDS about day-to-day use, identifying potential for improvement and helping to find practical methods of strengthening communication with members.

22nd November 2010 read more...

TDS Announces New Head of Adjudication

Mike Morgan has been appointed Head of Adjudication for The Tenancy Deposit Scheme. He takes up this position immediately, having carried out the role on an interim basis since June.

1st November 2010 read more...

East Looks West at TDS

Two Japanese University professors have been half way round the world to learn how specialist services help the UK property market. One of the first calls for Professor Hiroko Saito and Professor Yasuhiko Nakajima was at the Tenancy Deposit Scheme to learn about the safety of deposits and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

4th October 2010 read more...

First Choice TDS Offers Most Cost-efficient Service - Letting Agents Told

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme, TDS, is on a firm financial footing and will continue to offer the most cost-efficient deposit protection for agents and their landlords. This was the message brought to the ARLA Advisory Forum today.

28th September 2010 read more...

D-Day for £100,000 AST Threshold

D-Day for the rise in the threshold to £100,000 for Assured Shorthold Tenancies in England is less than a month away. To assist with the change, the Tenancy Deposit Scheme has issued detailed guidance notes for registration... 15th September 2010 read more...

TDS Announces New CEO

Steve Harriott has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Dispute Service, the not-for-profit organisation responsible for the Tenancy Deposit Scheme. 10th August 2010 read more...

2nd membership subscription invoice

A letter has been sent in advance of the 2nd membership subscription invoice. 4th August 2010 read more...

TDS to Guide Through AST Changes

Many existing private sector tenancies with rental values of up to £100,000 a year will become Assured Shorthold Tenancies, ASTs, as from 1 October 2010.

7th July 2010 read more...

TDS Moving Ahead

The wide ranging review carried out by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme since the beginning of the year has led to improved methods for resolving tenancy deposit disputes. 30th June 2010 read more...

TDS Snapshot Day Soon

Letting agents who are members of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme have been reminded to check their tenancies registered with the Scheme before June 27. 25th June 2010 read more...

Major Changes at TDS.

The Board of The Dispute Service has ratified changes to the management and governance of The Tenancy Deposit Scheme first announced in April. The Dispute Service is the not-for-profit company that runs the Scheme. 18th May 2010 read more...

Martin Partington CBE QC has become Chairman of The Dispute Service.

A former Law Commissioner, Professor Partington has taken over from John Hornsey. 17th May 2010 read more...

TDS - Fairer Subscriptions on the Way

Invoices being issued from this week to lettings agents who are members of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme will show the effect of the new charging system first announced last autumn. Following a detailed analysis of the usage of the Scheme and its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, significant discounting has been possible. 85% of all letting agents who are members of the TDS will be charged the lowest rates that are available through insured deposit protection schemes. 18th January 2010 read more...

Tenancy Deposit Scheme - New Charging System Coming Soon

The Board of the Dispute Service has approved a change in the method of charging subscriptions for The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) next year. Subscriptions will be determined on a fairer basis to take account of the dramatic rise in disputes being sent for resolution by members of the Scheme. The new system was announced today. 25th November 2009 read more...

Costs to Rise for Mandatory Tenancy Deposit Cover

2008-09, the second year of operation since mandatory deposit protection was introduced into the private rented sector, was successful for the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). 14th September 2009 read more...

Warm Welcome

The newly appointed Outreach Manager to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, Helen McCarthy, has been warmly welcomed by member firms.

29th April 2009 read more...

Tenancy Deposit Scheme Approaches the Billion Pound Mark

At the approach of the second anniversary of mandatory tenancy deposit protection next week (on Monday April 6), the Tenancy Deposit Scheme reports that it is protecting over £800 million pounds in tenants deposits, an increase of a quarter of a billion pounds in less than 12 months. 3rd April 2009 read more...

Tenancy Deposit Scheme Appoints Outreach Manager to Educate, Inform and Facilitate

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme has appointed an Outreach Manager as part of a continuous programme to educate, inform, facilitate and to gather feedback from member letting agents. 10th March 2009 read more...

Deposit Disputes - The Stories Behind the Resolution

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme has published a series of case studies, selected at random, into disputes between landlords and tenants over deposit monies due. 16th February 2009 read more...

TDS Rules of Membership Change

The recent Crown Court judgement in the case of Harvey v Bamforth revealed an anomaly in the Housing Act 2004. TDS has changed its rules slightly to clarify the formal requirements of the Scheme 26th January 2009 read more...

New Council for The Dispute Service

The Dispute Service has re-cast its governance structure. The organisation now has a small Board of Directors responsible for the management and operation of The Dispute Service and the Tenancy Deposit Scheme... 13th January 2009 read more...

Tenancy Deposit Scheme membership withdrawn from Unregulated Letting Agents

At the insistence of their insurers, The Tenancy Deposit Scheme will only provide deposit protection and alternative dispute resolution to letting agents who are members of recognised professional bodies. 5th January 2009 read more...

Tough but Successful First Year for the Tenancy Deposit Scheme

The first year of operations for the Tenancy Deposit Scheme proved tough due to the very tight inaugural deadlines. However, it was successful and had nearly half a billion pounds in deposits covered and 2,000 disputes resolved. This is shown in the Annual Report of The Dispute Service published today, Tuesday 25 November. 25th November 2008 read more...

Banking Crisis Statement on behalf of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme

In view of the banking crisis, The Dispute Service Ltd, who runs the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, has issued a statement about the safety of tenants' deposits: 21st October 2008 read more...

Will TDS deal with disputes over non-ASTs?

We continue to offer a dispute resolution service for all your tenancies. Whilst it is correct that the Housing Act 2004 prescribes only that deposits taken on ASTs must be protected by... 9th September 2008 read more...

Low Dispute Rates Over Tenancy Deposits Encouraging, Says TDS

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) has welcomed the fact that the first year of mandatory tenancy deposit protection has produced a lower than expected dispute rate... 10 June 2008 read more...

Update of TDS documentation

Update of TDS documentation: TDS forms can now be completed on screen and saved to your own computer and printed out... See documents and forms... 31 March 2008 read more...

Timely submission of evidence

Adjudications are made on the basis of the material sent to us. It is not for us to go looking for evidence... 7 March 2008 read more...

Half a Billion Pounds and Rising - Growth in Protection and Resolution from the Tenancy Deposit Scheme

Half a Billion pounds in tenants' deposits has been safeguarded by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme in less than a year since deposit protection and Alternative Dispute Resolution became mandatory. 5 March 2008 read more...

Without Prejudice

We have noticed that there is a tendency for parties to a dispute to head correspondence "Without Prejudice"... 28 February 2008 read more...

Change of Postal Address

We have changed our postal address. It is now.. 21 February 2008 read more...

Changes to The Dispute Service website

Following valuable feedback and suggestions from TDS members we have made significant changes to the website and its data input processes.. 14 February 2008 read more...

Lettings Agents and Corporate Landlords Boost

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme is showing considerable growth in the number of tenancies covered and amount of money that is now safeguarded. The scheme is one of the three government authorised deposit protection schemes. Its core membership is among lettings agents and corporate landlords. 22 January 2008 read more...

Rounded picture of success from The Tenancy Deposit Scheme

Figures published today in an autumn News Bulletin circulated to all members of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, TDS, give the first rounded picture of the scale of the Scheme's success during the first six months 11 November 2007 read more...

The Autumn News Bulletin

has all the facts about deposits covered, the numbers of landlords, tenancies and tenants in the Scheme, stemming the first flood and what everyone should know.. 6 November 2007 read more...

Landlords and tenants begin to understand deposit protection

Landlords and tenants in the Private Rented Sector have become substantially more aware of Tenancy Deposit Protection during the summer months. Nearly two thirds of all landlords and approaching half of all tenants are now believed to understand the mandatory requirements to protect deposits and provide for dispute resolution.

18th September 2007 read more...

New Publication

TDS L Progress of a dispute ( - 61 KB) has now been written to explain how we will deal with deposit disputes, and in particular what to take into account in deciding.. 20 August 2007 read more...

Revised documentation

TDS has now been running successfully for several months. With valuable feedback from members and experience of how TDS has been working for them, we have.. 14 August 2007 read more...

Dealing with TDSRA disputes under TDS rules

Whilst we continue to receive a growing volume of deposit disputes, those stemming from the Tenancy Deposit Scheme for Regulated Agents (TDSRA) are declining as the tenancies it covered are coming to an end 10 August 2007 read more...

Tenancy deposits - They've got attitude

The results of the first major survey into the take-up and attitudes to mandatory Tenancy Deposit Protection since its implementation were announced today (May 29) by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme. 29 May 2007 read more...

Judge for Yourself! Adjudication Workshop - Added date in London 6th December

To cope with demand for our first three adjudication workshops, you can now register for an added date on 6th December in Waterloo, London. Following the popularity of the workshop, we are currently compiling a schedule for more sessions in the new year. To keep up to date with the upcoming training programme, please email member.relations@tds.gb.com to sign up to our newsletter and follow us on Twitter @tenancydeposits

1st January 1970 read more...

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TDS opening hours during the festive season!

Our opening times over the Christmas period are as follows:Wednesday 24th Dec - 08:00 - 16:00Thursday 25th Dec - CLOSED Friday 26th Dec - CLOSED Monday 17th December 2014 read more...

Adjudication Digest: Winter blues

Our monthly Adjudication Digest takes a recent decision by a TDS Adjudicator and sets out the reasoning behind it, to help you better understand how we 12th December 2014 read more...