Easy tenancy deposit protection

Across the UK, agents are making use of TDS’ industry-leading solutions, designed to automate your processes, advance your operations, and grow your business. Established in 2003, the Tenancy Deposit Scheme is the longest-serving, and only not-for-profit, Government-approved deposit protection scheme in the UK.

Our award-winning customer service is highly rated on both Trustpilot and Google. We currently protect over 1.8 million deposits across England and Wales.

Choose the deposit protection that suits you:

Our FREE, popular Custodial Scheme

Our best-value Insured Scheme where you keep the deposit and pay a small fee to protect it

Need more flexibility? You have the option to use both schemes!



Problems we solve for agents

Agents, Get Rent Ready Tenants

tlyfe is the UK’s most innovative tenant lifecycle app, taking the stress out of renting and helping tenants to manage their tenancy.  With tlyfe you’ll get:

  • • Pre-qualified ‘Rent Ready’ tenants, saving money and time
  • • In-tenancy support and education for tenants on how to look after their property
  • • Tenants can manage their deposit on the go
  • • Tenants can store key documentation to refer back to throughout their tenancy
  • • Commission from Insurance sales

Beginning of tenancy solutions

For the time-consuming beginning of tenancy process, the TDS API has simplified transferring tenancy deposit data for many agents.

No longer do you need to manually enter deposit data, instead, it’s transferred at the click of a button. TDS API removes human error, the need to duplicate data and is saving agents up to 10 minutes per tenancy time. To find out if your CRM provider has integrated with TDS or to begin your API journey, contact us for more information.
Inventory solutions

TDS recognises the importance of an accurate and comprehensive inventory to minimise the risk of end-of-tenancy deposit disputes. We work closely with Inventory Hive an industry-leading provider of inventory software, to ensure that inventory clerks, letting agents and landlords have access to an easy to use software solution that, if used properly, should decrease tenancy deposit disputes.

End of tenancy solutions

We encourage landlords and lettings agents to stay in touch with tenants throughout the end-of-tenancy period; reminding tenants to pay the last month’s rent, to clean the property, repair any damage and sort out the garden. That’s why we’ve integrated with The Depositary. This innovative software platform helps lettings agents better manage the end-of-tenancy process.

Why switch to TDS

Switching to us is easy—our switching experts are on hand to help. You simply let your existing deposit protection scheme know and we handle the rest.

Automate your processes

Transfer your deposit data at a click of a button with our automated API functionality. We’re integrated with many of the leading software providers.


Effortless Property Management: Our online customer portal makes managing multiple properties a breeze, giving you complete control.

Transparent Dispute Resolution Our online disputes portal ensures a hassle-free and transparent process, simply upload, preview and access all evidence quickly and securely.

Time-Saving Efficiency:  Our bulk upload feature is designed to save you valuable administrative hours and give you some time back.


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TDS - Our deposit protection scheme of choice

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