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 Guides
    Guidance on deposit protection
  • Deposit Dispute Guides
    Raising and responding to a dispute
  • Scheme Rules
    Rules 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

Government guidance - Model agreement for a shorthold tenancy

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.

Scheme Rules

TDS Rules for the Independent Resolution of Deposit Disputes

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TDS supports new NFoPP qualification in Residential Tenancy Deposit Protection and Management

Unlock the door to success - gain specialist knowledge in tenancy deposit management and dispute resolution by studying for the only dedicated tenancy deposit protection qualification

4th May 2016

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