DepositGuard offers RLA landlord members deposit protection at discounted rates, brought to you in partnership with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.
Important: DepositGuard can only be used by landlords who own and manage their own properties, meaning the landlord/company name is on the tenancy agreement and on the land registry. Landlords can protect no more than £25,000 of deposits with DepositGuard/TDS at one time.
The Tenancy Deposit Scheme protects over 1 million tenancy deposits and is the country's leading government approved insured scheme. TDS offers protection through DepositGuard exclusively through the RLA.
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Understanding the Law
Under the provision of the U.K. Housing Act 2004, if you have a tenancy that started after April 2007, and you take a deposit, then the landlord or agent must protect the deposit using a government-authorised tenancy deposit scheme and serve all the required documentation within 30 days.