If you have an assured shorthold tenancy that started or was renewed after 6 April 2007, your landlord must safeguard your deposit with a UK government-backed tenancy deposit scheme.
A deposit protection scheme must be used to protect a tenant’s deposit. Check your tenancy rights and how to ensure the protection of your tenancy deposit
Check online to see if your tenancy deposit is protected in one of the three UK government-backed tenancy deposit protection schemes
Tenancy deposit protection schemes were introduced to protect a tenant's deposit. See if your tenancy deposit should be covered by a protection scheme