Starting a tenancy

We’ll help you through the process of protecting a deposit

As the home of deposit protection we've got it covered

If you’re a landlord who’s taken a deposit for a tenancy, you need to protect it in a government authorised scheme. We’re here to help you through the process of protecting your deposits, so you can meet your legal obligations and get your tenancies off to the right start.



A choice of schemes




We provide two types of deposit protection for tenancies in England and Wales:

Custodial, a free service where we hold the deposit for the duration of the tenancy.

Insured, where you hold the deposit and pay us a fee to protect it.

If you're unsure which is better for your needs, find out more about our schemes

Looking for deposit protection for a property in Scotland or Northern Ireland?


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What do you want to do?


Create your DPS account

Create your DPS account and start protecting deposits.

Creating your account


Protect the deposit with us

What you need to know about creating a tenancy and submitting a deposit to us.

Submitting deposits


I’ve protected a deposit – what next?

What to do now you’ve protected a deposit, and tips for getting the tenancy off to a good start.

What to do after the deposit is protected


Letting properties – what else should I know?

Protecting deposits with us is simple, but don’t forget your other obligations and best practice

I'd like some letting guidance