Housing Associations

  • What is the Tenancy
    Deposit Scheme?
  • Prices and discounts
  • Join the Tenancy Deposit Scheme

What is the Tenancy Deposit Scheme?

TDS is an industry owned and government approved tenancy deposit protection scheme for the residential lettings market.  

As the only not for profit scheme we are the natural choice for housing associations entering the private lettings market.

Click here for details of the law and how TDS works

TDS for Housing Associations


What we offer housing associations

• Market leading rate of £9.25 per tenancy plus discounts

You hold the deposit during the tenancy

Free dispute resolution from CIArb accredited adjudicators 

Multi-award winning service

Expert guidance and training at the TDS Academy 

Government Standard for Customer Service ExcellenceNational Housing Federation

Membership fees

Headline rate

£9.25 +VAT per tenancy.

Membership of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme is on an annual basis. Your fee is calculated at the start of each membership year (1 April - 31 March) based on the number of deposits you are protecting and discounts applied for loyalty and low numbers of disputes.

Follow the link on the left to apply for membership of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.


TDS for Housing AssociationsAs a not for profit scheme, we can reinvest our surplus in discounts for members. After your first full membership year we apply reduced rates based on low numbers of disputes.

Last membership year:

90% of TDS members received a discount from the headline rate
£3.60 +VAT per tenancy was our lowest member fee

Join the Tenancy Deposit Scheme

To become a member of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, simply complete the application form on the right and return to customer.relations@tenancydepositscheme.com


For more information on membership, contact our dedicated Customer Relations team on 0300 037 1000 or email customer.relations@tenancydepositscheme.com.

 TDS for Housing Associations

Requirements of Membership

Housing Associations who want to join the Tenancy Deposit Scheme must be registered with the Homes and Communities Agency.
Join TDS through the RLA