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Anti-Fraud Warning

Please be aware that we understand criminals are placing fake property adverts on property portals, demanding money to be transferred as a deposit to make a viewing of a property available for rent. If you have been asked to transfer money into a bank account to secure a viewing, please be vigilant as it could be a potential scam.

If you feel you have been affected by one of these scams, please contact RLA on 03330 142 998 and report the issue immediately to the property portal you found the advert and to Action Fraud.

DepositGuard offers RLA landlord members deposit protection at discounted rates, brought to you in partnership with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.

Low cost rates and FREE to join for RLA members.
Fixed term and periodic protection.
You hold the deposit.
Fast online service.
Unlimited downloads and access to fully compliant documentation.
Exclusive support from the RLA Advisors 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).

How to use DepositGuard

  1. Go to DepositGuard on the RLA's website and select 'manage your deposits'
  2. Enter details of the tenancy and the deposit on the website
  3. Pay a low deposit protection fee from only £13.20
  4. Print and distribute compliance documentation to everyone who contributed to the deposit

The deposit is protected!

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 for RLA members.

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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.

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