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 protected by Capita Tenancy Deposit Service are now protected by mydeposits.
Who should check
Only check if you have an assured shorthold tenancy.
What to do next
Your landlord now 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.
Different time limits apply to deposits paid before 6 April 2012.
If your deposit isn't protected
You can take steps to get your deposit protected and can claim compensation.
Follow our 5 step guide: how to get a landlord to protect your tenancy deposit.
If your deposit was protected late
If your tenancy deposit was protected in time
Last updated 31 Oct 2017 | © Shelter
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