Join the Tenancy Deposit Scheme

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme is the market leader in tenancy deposit protection.

We protect over 1 million tenancy deposits worth over £1billion. As well as being named Tenancy Deposit Service of the Year 2012 our outstanding service has achieved the prestigious Customer Service Excellence ® accreditation. As the only not for profit scheme TDS focuses on stakeholders not shareholders, giving you outstanding service and lower prices. 

  • How much does it cost?
  • Join TDS
    Membership requirements and how to join
  • What happens next?
    Joining TDS couldn’t be simpler. We will process your application form within 10 working days, and you can protect your deposits online as soon as we receive your first payment.

How much does it cost?

Letting agent membership is on an annual subscription basis. After your first year of membership you are eligible for substantial loyalty and performance discounts - last year 90% of TDS members received discounts of up to 60%.

ARLA, NAEA or RICS members

£9.25 +VAT
Per tenancy

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NALS, Law Society or UKALA members

£10.75 +VAT
Per tenancy

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If you are a landlord click here to join

If you are a housing association click here to join


TDS is a not for profit company and each year we redistribute our surplus with a range of discounts for letting agents: 

  • Nearly 60% discount available when you submit fewer disputes
  • 50p per tenancy loyalty bonus after one full membership year
  • Fees drop to £3.60 +VAT with the maximum discount


In 2014 90% of letting agents received a discount off headline rates.

Call us on 0845 226 7837 and our dedicated Customer Relations Team will tell you what rates we can offer your company. Calls to our 0845 number will cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge

Join TDS

TDS Membership Requirements

Does your company have:

  • ARLA, NAEA, RICS, NALS, UKALA or Law Society membership?
  • Client money protection insurance?
  • Professional indemnity insurance?
  •   Tenancy deposits held in a ring-fenced client account?

If so, you should be eligible for TDS Letting Agent Membership. Call 0845 226 7837 for more details. (Calls to our 0845 number will cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge)

Here is what a TDS member had to say:

"I just wanted to put in writing my grateful thanks for your exceptionally quick and effective response to my query. You are a credit to TDS and a fantastic example of what customer service should be all about."

Paul Mayo, Letting Link

What happens next?

You send application form to TDS

TDS confirm you meet requirements and send invoice within 10 working days

First payment received

Account active!
  You can now login and protect your tenancy deposits

Membership fees are an annual subscription, invoiced quarterly. Your first fee is based on the number of deposits you register when joining the Scheme. All agents renew their membership each April, and the annual subscription is calculated by a snapshot of your registered tenancies. Discounts are applied to the base rate for loyalty and good performance.

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