About Tenancy Deposit Protection
Tenancy Deposit Solutions Limited (TDSL) has been appointed by Communities and Local Government to administer an insurance-based tenancy deposit protection scheme. TDSL is a company jointly owned by the National Landlords Association (NLA) and Hamilton Fraser Insurance (HFIS plc). The Scheme is sponsored by the NLA and administered by HFIS plc, a company authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
The provisions of tenancy deposit protection are set out in the Housing Act 2004. All deposits taken by landlords and agents relating to assured shorthold tenancies created in England and Wales after 6th April 2007 must be protected with a government-authorised tenancy deposit scheme. This is designed to ensure that you get all or part of your deposit back when you are entitled to it.