Success of tenancy deposit scheme

The tenancy deposit scheme (TDS) has published figures for disputes involving return of deposits. The majority, 52 per cent, sent to the TDS involved cleaning, with almost half – 45 per cent – from disputes about damage. The amounts averaged about half of the total deposit, which stood at an average of £1,079. Since its introduction in April 2015, the TDS covers more than 768,000 tenancies, has resolved more than 3,500 disputes and is safeguarding £757 million in deposits.