Deadlines for lodging deposits

  • Since 2 October 2012, the law states that any new deposits taken from the tenant must be lodged within 30 working days of the tenancy.
  • All existing deposits, including those where the tenancy has been renewed should now be lodged with my|deposits Scotland.

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  • Comply with the legislation without complication
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  • Fast release of the deposit at the end of the tenancy
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Landlord fined £3450 for failing to comply with the legislation

An Edinburgh landlord has been fined the maximum three times the amount of the deposit value (total of £3450) for failing to protect the tenant's deposit in accordance with the government legislation.

The sheriff made the ruling after it heard that the landlord had failed to protect the tenant's deposit of £1,150. It is the first case brought to the sheriff by a tenant since the legislation came into effect in 2012 and is a stark reminder of the potential penalties facing landlords and agents for non compliance.


  • Bulk deposit uploader
    Lodge multiple deposits at once.
  • Secure deposit protection
    Deposit is held in secure, segregated bank account for tenancy duration.
  • Fast repayment of deposit
    Quick return of deposit once both parties have agreed its release.
  • Impartial dispute resolution
    Independent adjudicators qualified in Scottish law to resolve disputes.
  • Support and guidance
    Expert support on all things deposit-related.
  • Complete access
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