About us

Welcome to TDS Northern Ireland.

Alison MacDougall, Managing Director

We are Northern Ireland's leading and only not for profit tenancy deposit protection scheme.

Based in Belfast, we are an award winning service authorised by the Department for Communities to operate a custodial and insurance based tenancy deposit protection scheme.

We are owned by The Dispute Service Ltd, which provides deposit protection and dispute resolution across the UK.

TDS Northern Ireland is supported by the Association of Residential Landlords, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the National Association of Estate Agents, the National Union of Students-Union of Students in Ireland and the Landlords Association of Northern Ireland.

Alison MacDougall, Managing Director

About The Dispute Service

Steve Harriott

In addition to TDS Northern Ireland, we operate the Tenancy Deposit Scheme in England and Wales and provide key operational functions for SafeDeposits Scotland. The Dispute Service Ltd is a multi-award winning not for profit company providing deposit protection and dispute resolution services across the United Kingdom.

We are committed to promoting education of housing rights and obligations, and in 2014 launched the TDS Charitable Foundation to provide funding for projects which pursue those aims.

Steve Harriott, Chief Executive 

The Dispute Service