How to check
There is no one way or central place to check if your landlord has protected your tenancy deposit.
The 3 tenancy deposit scheme providers each have a website you can use to check.
You'll have to supply your rental property postcode, tenancy start date, tenancy deposit amount and the tenant's name.
Tenancy deposits previously held by Capita Tenancy Deposit Service are now protected by mydeposits.
Who should check
You only need to check if you have an assured shorthold tenancy.
What to do next
Your landlord usually has 30 days from when you pay your deposit to:
- protect your tenancy deposit with a government-backed scheme
- tell you which scheme they've used
- give you certain information about the scheme
If they don't, you can take your landlord to court to claim tenancy deposit compensation.
Compensation can be between 1 and 3 times the amount of your deposit.
If your deposit isn't yet protected
Follow our 5 step guide: how to get a landlord to protect your tenancy deposit.
If your deposit was protected late
Find out how to take court action to get your tenancy deposit protected or returned and claim compensation.
If your tenancy deposit was protected in time
Last updated 30 Jun 2016 | © Shelter