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The Deposit Protection Service

The Pavilions Bridgwater Road
Bristol
City of Bristol
BS99 6AA
0844 4727 000

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“ Appalling service... ”

Jun 11,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Gary'
Jun 11,2018
0 people found
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Dreadful website - I could never log on Long, long wait times on the phone Didn't call back when promised Now told a 10 day wait to get my ยฃ1661 deposit back, which when I paid it, was instantaneous. Refused to escalate my complaints to a ...
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“ Do not use... ”

Jun 07,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Walklands'
Jun 07,2018
1 people found
this helpful
Still trying to get a deposit returned to both myself and tenant, have waited 20 days just been told I am going to have to wait a further week before money returned. Lousy customer service, feel this is a very dodgy set up and will be ...
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“ WORST SCHEME... ”

May 04,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'GUEST'
May 04,2018
1 people found
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Be aware as DPS system is unclear and I was forced to release money to agent. DPS of course responded there is no fault. Do not use them as their system is misleading. Use TDS, much easier....
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“ There aren't words for this service... ”

Apr 10,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Daniel Lockstone'
Apr 10,2018
5 people found
this helpful
I spent hours trying to pay to protect a deposit, they said not recd. tried to pay 3 times over 3 hours on phone, DPS told me money not received and for me to call world pay who won't speak to me as I am not ...
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“ I hate this service.one big scam!!... ”

Apr 10,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Scam.XXXX service!!'
Apr 10,2018
2 people found
this helpful
First time I have ever rented...First time I have ever had trouble getting my deposit back... Nobody picks up the phone...none of the numbers work to log in... It's a big scam...Please stop using this service landlords!!...
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Scam scam scam
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“ DPS - is this fraud?... ”

Mar 26,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'AV'
Mar 26,2018
4 people found
this helpful
This is just one example of the rubbish currently being dished out from the DPS. This relates to a departed tenant, who left ยฃ2800 of rent arrears and damage and cant be contacted. A Statutory declaration was delivered to the DPS and signed for on 22/02/2018 รขย€ย“ I ...
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Feb 27,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Mia'
Feb 27,2018
6 people found
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We have just the one property which we completed renovated and rented to two guys who immediately sub let via Airbnb; the contract stated no sub letting. When this came to light they left owing over ยฃ2000 in rent arrears in addition to damage caused by ...
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Jan 12,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'AM'
Jan 12,2018
6 people found
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Awful service, 6 months has passed and still waiting for my deposit. Communication is anything but transparent. You have to keep calling them to know any updates....
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Dec 17,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Unhappy tenant'
Dec 17,2017
5 people found
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This company is complete rubbish with tenants DO NOT USE IT BY ANY MEANS!!!!! They have no professional adjudicators, they lack knowledge when they make decisions, they didn't send us any proof showing their final decision, they claim to have an adjudicator, which is ...
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HORRIBLE AGENCY!!
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Nov 29,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'WILSON R'
Nov 29,2017
4 people found
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Following the death of my Mother-in-law, we struggled over a 9 wk period to get the deposit back from this Company. Despite countless Phone calls to them, and, been constantly put on hold, our Telephone Bill rocketed. They used every tactic possible to furthur delay the ...
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Comment on agent fees
I think they should have waivered their fee, to put towards my loss of Interest, and towards my phone bill.
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Nov 07,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'A King'
Nov 07,2017
5 people found
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claims are long winded and statements on tenants have to be verified and counter signed by a barrister! seriously! if you accidentally submit a deposit against a wrong property there is absolutely no way to amend this online or even by phoning the call centre. ...
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government funded and a free service aside from them making interest on your deposit but still not worth a penny to anyone
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Oct 31,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Decent Landlord of One Flat'
Oct 31,2017
5 people found
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FIND ANOTHER SYSTEM : We have only one property, a flat in London which we look after to the highest level and we have had over a decade of happy tenants. This time we had a very controlling man from Eastern Europe and his girlfriend, never ...
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Comment on agent fees
Is the DPS paying it's way by holding Deposits ... making interest on the money held presumably. An ADS should be a personal process, appoint client services manager on each ADS and it should be 2 months at the very most.
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Oct 27,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'DPS Victim'
Oct 27,2017
5 people found
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As an honest and caring Landlord made a genuine claim for keeping a portion of the deposit. DPS denied me most of the claim and then what they did offer, £25 to replace tiles in a bathroom was ludicrously undervalued. Clear bias in favour of ...
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Oct 01,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Sara'
Oct 01,2017
3 people found
this helpful
Call centre staff were unhelpful in regards to getting my deposit back and told me I needed to get in touch with my landlady so she can get in touch with them to obtain information. Website is also very poor and hard to navigate. You ...
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Oct 09, 2017
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All info you need is sent to you when your deposit is protected. Tenants don't need to sign up. An account is set up for you ...
Aug 21,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Emily Illingworth'
Aug 21,2017
5 people found
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Disgusting service, my parents have been told numerous times the funds have been transferred but it has been 2 months and still nothing. They have struggled as they need their money back. The company do not care and it should be shut down!! How dare they ...
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Aug 14,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Nicky'
Aug 14,2017
5 people found
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I have to agree with the other reviews, the DPS really are a bunch of Clueless, Incompetent Idiots to put it politely!!! I rented my flat out for 3 years to a dishonest, intimidating man through an agent (payed find a Tenant fee) He didn't have ...
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A Joke
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Aug 04,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'ALLA2008'
Aug 04,2017
6 people found
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BEWARE!!! RUDE ABUSIVE DISHONEST COMPANY!!! If I could leave minus 10 stars I would! These bullies make out that they are entitled to keep the bond until 'procedures' have been followed! This involves waiting 14 days then another 1 week for a form that has to be completed ...
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May 16,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Andy'
May 16,2017
10 people found
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The DPS is full of incompetent idiots *, business support manager. Tenant caused £5000+ damage but DPS refused to pay back deposit in August 2016. I was successful in obtaining as Court Judgment January 2017 against the tenant and for the DPS to release deposit but they refused ...
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By: sean
Oct 09, 2017
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Or you could just do more detailed inventories. They can only work with what's presented to them, you obviously did not adequately prove the tenants had caused damage. If you had a detailed before and after inventory with pictures I'm pretty sure 5k damage would be easy to spot! ...
Mar 14,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Mittas'
Mar 14,2017
4 people found
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Very dissatisfied with this service. They have unnecessarily delayed release of deposit to my tenant. My tenant and I agreed the property was left in an acceptable condition however due to late registration of the deposit I was advised I would need to complete an ...
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Mar 03,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Should be closed down NOW!'
Mar 03,2017
7 people found
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This company is an absolute disgrace, not fit for purpose and should be closed down by the Government. They have admitted to making mistakes on their adjudication, (they appear to employ students!!) (perhaps they should source them from senior schools not primary schools!) then on ...
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Comment on agent fees
The cost of using these people is enormous.
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Feb 03,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Marie'
Feb 03,2017
9 people found
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Unbelievable bad company Should be closed down. I am a landlord the DPS returned all the deposit to the tenants despite the evidence I provided to them of numerous problems. The property had been completely refurbished when they moved in. The DPS are not regulated ...
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Jan 17,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Chris willoughby'
Jan 17,2017
5 people found
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Appealing service, seems we can not claim our deposit back we are NOW getting leagal advice with a solicitor. Which costs me to do so. This company does nothing to help you get your deposit Back. They will lay blame else where making it impossible ...
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All bad do not use this company
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Apr 25,2016
Minithumbdown
By: '* Deposit protection Service'
Apr 25,2016
11 people found
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It is quite incomprehensible that the DPS is allowed to function at all and if we could afford it (my wife and I are pensioners) I would take them to court. We rented a property in Bexhill last year, and when we vacated the property ...
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bad
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By: Paul sparks
Apr 25, 2018
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Absolutely no one operates the phones. It won't log me in to its website. They blatantly want to keep my money They owe me ยฃ650 and I am considering legal action to get it back. ...
Feb 04,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Imran'
Feb 04,2016
6 people found
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DPS ADR service nothing more than waste of time. They didn't consider all the factual evidences provided rather believed in fake invoices provided by letting agent. Property wasn't given me clean and there were lots of issues for which i had all the evidences and ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
bad
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bad
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Jun 16,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'teresa'
Jun 16,2015
7 people found
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absolutley disgusted in the company as much as I am the landlord who they went in favour with! Obviously not a fair way to keep money my agency lied on there report all backed up with the information I have to them yet they still ...
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Apr 15,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'Gill'
Apr 15,2015
5 people found
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Tenants left property after 10 months in really bad order including dog poo on decking and dog vomit on carpet too much to mention we went for a single claim and after them having all photos and a exit report they awarded the tenant 45% of the ...
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By: Salma
Mar 09, 2018
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Disgusting!!! They don't deserve any stars at all. I have sent all the legal documents over 2 weeks still waiting for my deposit. When ever I called they said they don't know when will I receive the money. Very disappointing!! Never use their services again ...
Jan 09,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'abx123'
Jan 09,2015
6 people found
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This service is extremely biased towards clawing back deposits on behalf of greedy landlords and dishonest letting agents. I would never use them again as they are clearly incapable of following their own processes. The "adjudicator" was apparently CILEX qualified but unable to ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
- stood by their own procedures - been honest about when evidence was received - sent copies of evidence in full - actually considered the evidence supplied - not shown bias towards the landlord
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Oct 16,2014
Minithumbdown
By: 'Teary'
Oct 16,2014
2 people found
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This is concerning the transfer of Landlord for the purpose of the deposit that the agent is holding. I bought over the tenanted property a year ago and only realised that the deposit was held by this agency. When I first called more than two ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
It is too late, I won\'t change my mind but just make the damn transfer happen for me!!!
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Jun 13,2014
Minithumbdown
By: 'Richard'
Jun 13,2014
9 people found
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When I took out the tenancy I was informed that my deposit would be held in trust with the DPS this was so as to protect my deposit. When I vacated the property on May 6th 2014 I was informed that the DPS would be in ...
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Mar 21,2014
Minithumbdown
By: 'Lee'
Mar 21,2014
5 people found
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what a load of rubbish! I imagine that a letting agency personnel had come up with this idea to make there lifes easyier... with no satification to the tenant!! I have been stuck in a roundabout of declined offers to the point were i just ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Nothing..... Organisation/companys are set up with one ethos... to make money. I just dont agree with this companys idea of making money. Hope they rot in hell
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