Welcome to DepositGuard

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 provides accredited landlords with low-cost deposit protection from the government approved Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). It allows you to protect deposits online and hold onto the deposit money; providing you with simple, cost-effective deposit protection.

If you are a member of the Residential Landlords Association, please use DepositGuard via the RLA's website.

What it means for landlords...

Under the provisions of the 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 or risk fines of between one and three times the deposit.

The Residential Landlords' Association has teamed up with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) to bring members deposit protection for the life of their tenancy agreement.

Why use DepositGuard?

  • You hold the deposit
  • No auto-unprotect at the end of the fixed-term tenancy
  • Free access to the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) service
  • Free and instant online registration
  • Low-cost deposit protection fees for the life of your tenancy agreement
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Register your deposits today