The Dispute Service (TDS), which operates the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, has been ranked among the Sunday Times’ 100 best not-for-profit organisations to work for in 2019.

The leading tenancy deposit protection scheme is the only provider in England and Wales to operate on a not-for-profit basis.

Every year, the Sunday Times celebrates the best examples of workplace engagement in four categories, including the best not-for-profit in which TDS reached 63rd place.

Compiled by Best Companies, the 100 best rated companies in each category enter the prestigious Sunday Times lists. Companies are judged on eight factors of workplace engagement: Giving Something Back, My Manager, Leadership, My Company, Personal Growth, My Team, Wellbeing, and Fair Deal.

Steve Harriott, CEO at TDS, said: “We’re incredibly proud to have been named in the Sunday Times 100 best not-for-profit organisations to work for.

“The award is a culmination of our colleagues’ hard work and determination.

“Each of our colleagues is aware of the positive attitudes that we aim to develop across the whole company in the aim of maintaining TDS’ position as the leading tenancy deposit scheme in the UK.  As a not-for-profit, we believe strongly in reinvesting in the company, our services to landlords, agents and tenants, our colleagues, and the wider community.

“We are continuing to invest in continuous improvement of our team and the services we provide our customers.”

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About TDS

Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government-approved scheme for the protection of tenancy deposits; TDS offers both Insured and Custodial protection and also provides fair adjudication for disputes that arise over the tenancy deposits that we protect.

We provide invaluable training in tenancy deposit protection and disputes for agents and landlords through the TDS Academy as well as joining with MOL to provide the Technical Award in Residential Tenancy Deposits.

TDS Insured Scheme: where a TDS member can hold the tenancy deposits as stakeholder during the term of the tenancy.

TDS Custodial Scheme: where TDS hold the deposit for the duration of the tenancy.

TDS Academy: TDS provides property professionals with invaluable training in tenancy deposit protection and tenancy deposit disputes.

TDS Northern Ireland: TDS is Northern Ireland’s leading and only not for profit tenancy deposit protection scheme.

TDS can only comment on the process for our scheme, other deposit protection schemes may have a different process/require different steps. Content is correct at the time of writing.

These views are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect the view of TDS, its officers and employees.

ARLA|Propertymark: For agents who would like to stay up to date, you can contact Propertymark | ARLA at: By being a member of Propertymark | ARLA you will be eligible for TDS Insured best headline rates.

RLA: If you are a landlord and would like to keep up to date with any changes that may affect you or your responsibilities, you can contact the RLA at: and quote reference: dg715 to receive 25% off your first year’s membership.


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