The Housing Act 2004 made provision on 6th April 2007 for both the protection and return of tenancy deposits and the resolution of disputes over their return; all deposits taken for Assured Shorthold Tenancies must be covered by a tenancy deposit protection scheme, of which there are three.

•The Deposit Protection Service - www.depositprotection.com
•My Deposits (TDSL) - www.mydeposits.co.uk
•The Dispute Service (TDS) - www.thedisputeservice.co.uk

We have chosen to join The Dispute Service (TDS) which is an insured option. Every tenancy where we hold the deposit and is an Assured Shorthold, will have the deposit protected by the scheme.

You can click on the above links for more information on all three schemes.