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Tenancy deposit protection schemes

Tenancy deposit protection schemes

From 6 April 2007, all deposits (for rent up to £25,000 per year) taken by landlords and letting agents for Assured Shorthold Tenancies in England and Wales, must be protected by a tenancy deposit protection scheme.

What are tenancy deposit protection schemes?

There are two types of tenancy deposit protection scheme available for landlords and letting agents (insurance-based schemes and custodial schemes). All schemes provide a free dispute resolution service.

For further information (for both landlords and tenants) visit the DirectGov website.

Last updated on 30 April 2019