The Tenancy Deposit Scheme

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Course Overview

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a statutory regime, compulsory under the Housing Act 2004 for all residential Assured Shorthold Tenancies created on or after April 6th 2007.  The scheme aims to protect a tenant's deposit and provide a resolution for any disputes between a landlord and tenant before they reach court.

During this course, experienced practitioner and lecturer Richard Quenby will provides viewers with an insight into the scheme and an update on recent cases that have emerged due to its introduction.

In addition, this course will consider the following:

  • What is a rent deposit?
  • When is a tenancy not an AST?
  • When does the need to protect a deposit arise?

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 1 hour recorded webinar
  • This course provides one CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Understand the objectives of the TDS
    • Be familiar with the types of TDS including custodial and insurance TDS and Scheme administrators
    • Feel confident when advising landlords regarding the TD
    • Be aware of the consequences of failing to protect deposits under TDS
    • Have considered recent cases that have emerged due to the TDS

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for landlord and tenant practitioners of all levels including trainees, legal executives and paralegals.



About Instructor - Richard Quenby

Richard was called to the Bar in 1985. For the next thirteen years he practised at the Chancery Bar in Manchester, where he specialised in landlord and tenant, commercial property and insolvency work.

Richard now works as a freelance writer, tutor and lecturer. His published articles have appeared in Estates Gazette, Property Week, Legal Week and The Lawyer. He is also the co-author of Flat Schemes in Residential and Mixed Use Developments, published by Bloomsbury Publishing.

Course Curriculum

recorded webinars

  • Webinar


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