Starting a tenancy

Protecting your tenancy deposits has never been easier

As the home of deposit protection, we’ve got it covered

We’re here to make protecting your deposits as simple as possible.



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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Starting a tenancy


Creating your DPS account

All the information you'll need to create your DPS account.

Creating your account


Protecting deposits

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

Next steps


Letting properties – what else should I know?

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

More information for letting agents