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Tenancy Deposity Scheme (TDS)

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Many tenants in the private sector are required to give a deposit against possible nonpayment of rent or damage to property. When a tenancy comes to an end, there is usually no disagreement about the return of the deposit. But sometimes there is, and this can cause problems for both landlord and tenant.

The Housing Act 2004 (Chapter 4, sections 212-5; & Schedule 10) made provision for both the protection of tenancy deposits and the resolution of disputes over their return. The legislation came into effect on 6 April 2007. Since then all deposits taken for Assured Shorthold Tenancies have had to be covered by a tenancy deposit protection scheme.

Cardiff Estates & Lettings is a Member of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, which is administered by:

The Dispute Service Ltd, PO Box 1255, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP1 9GNPhone: 0845 226 7837
Fax: 01442 253193

If you rent a property that is managed by Cardiff Estates & Lettings your bond will be covered by The Dispute Service. If a landlord manages the property that you rent through us then the Landlord will be responsible for covering your deposit in an approved scheme of their choice.