Guides and Forms
Guidance and forms relating to tenancy deposit protection and deposit disputes are available to download here.
You can also visit our Case Studies section to read examples of how we resolve tenancy deposit disputes
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Deposit Protection GuidesGuidance on deposit protection
Deposit Dispute GuidesRaising and responding to a dispute
Scheme RulesRules of TDS
Guidance in other languages
Deposit Protection Guides
An information leaflet on tenancy deposit protection which tenants must be given as part of prescribed information at the start of the tenancy.
Government advice for tenants on your rights and responsibilities
Top ten tips for tenants on your deposit
Deposits should be protected within 30 days. Read for our approach when this is not adhered to
A comprehensive guide to deposit protection written and published by all of the schemes
Guidance on what to do if one of the parties cannot be contacted at the end of the tenancy
What needs to be done when sharers change
Deposit Dispute Guides
What happens to a deposit dispute once it has been sent to TDS
This is a detailed guide on how best to present your tenancy deposit dispute.
The adjudicator's approach when reaching an adjudication decision.
These notes are intended to provide guidance to the parties to a dispute when they are completing a Dispute Application or Dispute Response form.
Photos and videos are a popular form of evidence, but often not approached correctly. Here is what TDS adjudicators need to see.
What TDS looks for in check in and check out reports, inventories, and schedules of condition
Our approach to unfair contract terms
What you need to know about disputes with more than one tenant
This document explains what happens when the court is involved in a tenancy deposit dispute..
TDS is the only scheme to resolve disputes on non-AST deposits. Read this guide for more information.
TDS Rules for the Independent Resolution of Deposit Disputes