Tenancy Deposit Schemes

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 25th April 2017.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) deposits were received and (b) disputes were logged by each tenancy deposit scheme in each of the last five years.

Photo of Gavin Barwell Gavin Barwell Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Housing, Planning and London)

The three government approved Tenancy Deposit Schemes in England help ensure that tenants are treated fairly at the end of their tenancy through protecting deposits.

A) The number of deposits received/protected in the last five years (live numbers at the end of March for each year)

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Deposit Protection Service (DPS)

856,796

997,505

1,118,192

1,191,508

1,405,213

MyDeposits

646,621

744,410

644,802

738,853

834,453

Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS)

870,796

917,386

1,085,116

1,135,769

1,186,047

TOTAL

2,374,385

2,659,301

2,848,110

3,066,130

3,425,718

B) The number of adjudications in the last five years (for each year/not cumulative)

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Deposit Protection Service (DPS)

5,617

7,245

8,957

9,754

10,912

MyDeposits

4,460

5,211

6,590

5,580

5,394

Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS)

10,202

11,992

9,482

11,900

11,794

TOTAL

20,279

24,448

25,029

28,234

28,100

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