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JGM, Solicitor
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hi there, just want to ask if i only rent a room and the landlord

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hi there, just want to ask if i only rent a room and the landlord is a live in landlord, does the landlord need to put my deposit into the TDS? thanks.
No, a live in landlord is exempt from putting the deposit into a TDS.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

but can i ask him to put it to TDS? can he choose to voluntarily put it into TDS?

You can ask but you can't insist. As far as voluntarily putting it in, there is no law covering this but in theory I can see no reason why not, assuming he is a registered landlord. He may not be of course where he lives on the premises in which case he might not be able to register with TDS at all.
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