About us

Tenancy Deposit Scheme is a government approved tenancy deposit protection scheme in England and Wales operated by TDS, the UK’s leading provider of deposit protection and resolution services.

There is a legal requirement for landlords and letting agents to protect deposits on assured shorthold tenancies. We provide both insurance-backed and custodial tenancy deposit protection with free, impartial dispute resolution for when disagreements arise over how the money is divided.

Tenancy Deposit Scheme is the longest running government-approved deposit protection scheme backed by RICS, Propertymark, and the NRLA. We are the only not-for-profit scheme, so we can reinvest for the industry and our customers.

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Protecting deposits in Scotland

TDS operates SafeDeposits Scotland, which is a custodial tenancy deposit scheme.

To protect deposits in Scotland, please visit the website

Protecting deposits in Northern Ireland

TDS operates Tenancy Deposit Scheme Northern Ireland, which offers both custodial and insurance tenancy deposit schemes.

To protect deposits in Northern Ireland, please visit the website

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