What if the deposit is paid on behalf of the tenant?

The person paying the deposit on the tenant’s behalf will be considered a “relevant person”. This is a person, company or organisation who, in accordance with arrangements made with the tenant, paid the deposit on behalf of the tenant e.g. a local authority, employer, parent or guarantor.

In TDS Insured, this relationship does not need to be entered on to the TDS tenancy database.

In TDS Custodial, this relationship does need to be entered against the deposit protection.

The landlord will need to provide this person with prescribed information and the scheme leaflet within 30 days of receiving the deposit.