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.
Tenancy deposit protection schemes were introduced to protect a tenant's deposit. See if your tenancy deposit should be covered by a protection scheme
Check online to see if your tenancy deposit is protected in one of the three UK government-backed tenancy deposit protection schemes
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