Tenancy Deposit Protection

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England and Wales

Tenancy Deposit Scheme; we provide both Custodial and Insurance-backed deposit protection (where we are the largest scheme) and currently protect c1.5m deposits.

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SafeDeposits Scotland is the largest Custodial scheme in Scotland. It currently protects over 150,000 deposits.

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Northern Ireland

TDS Northern Ireland operates both a Custodial and Insurance-backed scheme and is by far the largest scheme with some 55,000 deposits protected.

Deposit Protection Schemes


We provide tenancy deposit protection schemes across the UK where landlords/letting agents are required to register their tenancy deposits with us. In some cases they can register for a fee in our insurance backed schemes [TDS Insured and TDS Northern Ireland] or in our custodial schemes [TDS Custodial, TDS Northern Ireland, SafeDeposits Scotland].


When a deposit is protected it means that the tenant’s deposit is now secure and allows the tenant or landlord to raise a dispute with us if the are unable to agree about how the deposit should be repaid.


Across the UK we protect c1,650,000 deposits worth £1.9bn

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Training and guidance

We provide training, information and guidance on an impartial basis on all matters related to tenancy deposits and disputes.