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The smart choice for deposit protection

Join hundreds of thousands of landlords and agents using TDS’ best-in-class features and service to make their lives easier.

You have a choice of deposit protection type: TDS Insured and TDS Custodial. To help you decide, check out our features overview and price comparison table below. The choice is yours! You can also use both.

Membership of TDS Insured 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 are applied for low numbers of disputes.

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FEATURESTDS Insured RICS/ Propertymark members and Housing AssociationsTDS Insured SafeAgent/Law Society membersTDS Insured unaffiliated membership routeTDS Custodial
You hold the moneyYesYesYesNo
Repay the tenant directly at the end of the tenancyYesYesYesNo
TDS holds the moneyNoNoNoYes
Both parties contact TDS to release the depositNoNoNoYes
Client money protection requiredYesYesYesNo
Membership of ARLA / NAEA / RICS requiredYesNoNoNo
Membership of SafeAgent / Law Society requiredNoYesNoNo
Letting Partnership health check requiredNoNoYesNo
Agent/landlord can raise a disputeYesYesYesYes
Tenant can raise a disputeYesYesYesYes
PRICE COMPARISONTDS Insured RICS/ Propertymark members and Housing AssociationsTDS Insured NALS/Law Society membersTDS Insured unaffiliated membership routeTDS Custodial
*Maximum rate you could pay£10.25 (plus VAT) per tenancy£11.75 (plus VAT) per tenancy£13.75 (plus VAT) per tenancyFree
Low dispute rate discountYesYesNoN/A
Minimum rate you could pay after dispute discount£4.60 (plus VAT) per tenancy£5.10 (plus VAT) per tenancy£12.95 (plus VAT) per tenancyFree
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*Headline rates updated as of 16/09/2020

We offer the cheapest rates, without scrimping on service. But don’t just take our word for it!

  • why-us-2Calls answered in 35 seconds
  • why-us-2Emails answered in a few hours
  • why-us-2Adjudication case studies
  • why-us-2One-to-one in-house training
  • why-us-2Regular adjudication workshops
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Call Answering35 seconds64 seconds153 seconds
Time Taken to respond to disputes15 days18 days29 days

* average figures from MHCLG monthly statistics April 2019 – September 2019