Help with private renting
Tenancy deposit schemes
Landlords can only take a deposit from a tenant if that deposit is protected by one of the following three schemes:
What landlords need to do
Landlords have to choose one of the schemes if they are taking a deposit from you. They must provide you with information on this within 30 days of taking your deposit.
If landlords fail to do this they may have difficulties if they want to end the tenancy. They would not be allowed to serve a Section 21 notice to end the tenancy. They would not have an automatic right of possession if the tenant does not leave. They would have to seek an eviction order from the court.