TDS (previously DepositGuard)

Since 2007, it has been a legal requirement for landlords in England and Wales to protect their tenants deposit in a Government-backed tenancy deposit protection scheme like the one offered by Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS).

As a NRLA member, you can protect your tenancy deposits with the award-winning Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), at the click of a button, via your NRLA dashboard by using TDS (previously DepositGuard).

With TDS (previously DepositGuard), you have the option of using the free TDS Custodial scheme (TDS hold the deposit during the tenancy) or through the heavily discounted TDS Insured scheme (you hold the deposit). The choice is yours!

FREE TDS (previously DepositGuard) Custodial Scheme: LEARN MORE

DISCOUNTED TDS (previously DepositGuard) Insured Scheme: LEARN MORE

Choose your scheme

Insured scheme

  • You hold the deposit
  • Lowest rates for landlords on the market
  • Fixed term and periodic protection
  • Fast online service
  • Unlimited downloads and access to fully compliant documentation
  • Exclusive support from the Landlord Advice Line and step-by-step user guide
  • Free access to ADR (Alternative dispute resolution) if the tenancy ends in dispute
  • Administered by the multi-award-winning Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS)

Custodial scheme

  • TDS holds the deposit
  • Free to use
  • Fixed term and periodic protection
  • Fast online service
  • Unlimited downloads and access to fully compliant documentation
  • Exclusive support from the Landlord Advice Team and step-by-step user guide
  • Free access to ADR (Alternative dispute resolution) if the tenancy ends in dispute
  • Administered by the multi-award-winning Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS)

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Articles

A Case of Rent Arrears

Whilst most tenancies run smoothly, some will result in deposit disputes, causing unforeseen costs, worries and delays. Dispute over cleaning are among the most common. Here Sandy Bastin of TDS reveals what to do to protect yourself.

Helpful Tips Sandy Bastin 13/05/2022
A Case of Rent Arrears

How to Prevent Cleaning Disputes at the end of Tenancy

Whilst most tenancies do run smoothly, some will unfortunately result in deposit disputes, causing landlords unforeseen costs, worries and delays. Fortunately, being aware of the common causes of deposit disputes can help landlords avoid common pitfalls. Sandy Bastin of NRLA partner TDS explains more.

Helpful Tips Sandy Bastin 05/05/2022
How to Prevent Cleaning Disputes at the end of Tenancy

Blog: Best Practice for Landlords

Head of TDS Adjudication Services Sandy Bastin on what you need to to maintain a successful tenancy.

Helpful Tips Sandy Bastin 08/02/2022
Blog: Best Practice for Landlords

A Quick Guide to Tenancy Deposit Protection for New Landlords

Sandy Bastin of NRLA deposit partner TDS shares all you need to know about deposits when starting out on your buy-to-let journey.

Insights and Opinions Sandy Bastin 16/09/2021
A Quick Guide to Tenancy Deposit Protection for New Landlords

Green Homes Grants: What went wrong? What went right?

Whilst the long-term target of government is to enable more than 600,000 homes in England to become more energy efficient, the GHG voucher scheme made only a modest contribution to meeting that target. However the scheme's failings and resultant low take-up does not negate the need for a scheme. The conclusion from the evidence presented here is that for those landlords who wished to address EPC levels, the GHG voucher provided invaluable support.

Special Report Nick Clay 10/09/2021
Green Homes Grants: What went wrong? What went right?