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 tenancy deposit provides security for a landlord against damage or financial loss from unpaid rent
Tenancy deposit protection schemes were introduced to protect a tenant's deposit. Find out how the schemes can help you
Check online to see if your tenancy deposit is protected in one of the three UK government-backed tenancy deposit protection schemes
Landlords who fail to protect an assured shorthold tenancy deposit lose their right to evict and face court claims for compensation
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