How TDS approaches tenancies with more than one landlord
TDS Northern Ireland will regard the member landlord (i.e. the landlord who is registered as the user with TDS Northern Ireland) as having the authority to act on behalf of any other named joint landlords.
Submitting a deposit to TDS Northern Ireland
When a member landlord protects a tenancy deposit with TDS Northern Ireland, they will be able to record the details of any other joint landlords.
Custodial scheme deposit repayment process involving joint landlords
The landlord who is the registered user with TDS Northern Ireland will be able to request the repayment of the deposit at the end of the tenancy. They should ensure that they agree their actions with any other named landlords; TDS Northern Ireland will only take the instructions of the registered user landlord.
Joint landlords and the dispute resolution mechanism
The member landlord should manage the dispute resolution process on behalf of other joint landlords.
Awards made to the landlord(s) by the adjudicator
Any deposit amount due to joint landlords will be returned to the landlord or agent registered with the scheme, who will in turn be responsible for reimbursing any joint landlord(s).
TDS Northern Ireland cannot resolve disputes between landlords.