Join the Tenancy Deposit Scheme for Landlords

Important update: If you hold a deposit received before 6 April 2007 and the tenancy became statutory periodic after 6 April 2007 you must protect it by 23 June 2015.
This is required by the new Deregulation Act 2015 - Read more 

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme is a multi-award winning online service, and the only not for profit tenancy deposit protection scheme. 

  • TDS is free to join
  • TDS is fast, easy, and online
  • TDS lets you hold the deposit during the tenancy






Join TDS for Landlords

How do I use TDS for Landlords?

Protecting tenancy deposits with TDS is simple:

1. Join: Join TDS for Landlords online. Simply enter your name and details to create your account.

Join TDS

2. Register deposit: Login, click 'Register a Deposit', and enter details of tenants, tenancy, and deposit.

Register deposit TDS

3.  Protect: Pay a one off fee by credit or debit card. The deposit is now protected! You hold the deposit during the tenancy and it is protected by our insurance.

Deposit protected

4. Serve Prescribed Information: We will email you the Prescribed Information documents. Complete the form and send to your tenants with the TDS information leaflet and deposit protection certificate. 

Serve Prescribed Information


How much does it cost?

As an insurance backed scheme, you hold the deposit and there is a one off fee at the start of the tenancy.
This protects the deposit for the life of the fixed term tenancy and the subsequent statutory periodic tenancy if it continues on the same terms. 

    Price per tenancy, including VAT

    Deposit Value
    TDS for Landlords 

    DepositGuard  RLA or LLAS 

    Up to £500
    Over £500

    Are you a member of the RLA or LLAS?
    If so you can use our DepositGuard service to protect your deposits at a reduced rate. 
    Click here to protect deposits with DepositGuard.

    DepositGuard TDS RLA

Requirements of membership

Before joining TDS as a landlord, please check you meet the following criteria:

  • You are the owner of the property of the deposit you wish to protect
  • You are named as the landlord on the relevant Assured Shorthold Tenancy
  • You are protecting no more than £25,000 of tenants’ deposits at any one time 
  • If registering as a limited company, it is domiciled in the UK and meets the three points above








Do you hold over £100,000 of deposits?

If you have a large property portfolio you can join the Tenancy Deposit Scheme as a Corporate Landlord Member. 

For Corporate Landlord Membership you should meet two of the three following criteria:

  • Properties are owned by a company and not an individual
  • Value of deposits held is over £100,000
  • Total assets exceed £25,000,000





Tenancy Deposit Scheme Corporate Landlords


For an individual quote please complete and return this application form to


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