A Scottish landlord ordered to pay tenants three times deposit! The tenants moved out of the Cumberland Street flat in July. An Edinburgh landlord has been ordered to pay his tenants three times the value of the deposit on their flat.
The landlord was ordered to pay his tenants £3,450 after he failed to secure their £1,150 deposit. Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard the landlord had failed to pay the cash into a fund set up to protect tenants. It is believed to be one of the first cases brought by tenants under new government regulations started in 2012.
They stipulate that landlords must pay tenants’ deposits into one of three designated funds. It was designed to ensure tenants do not need to take rogue landlords to court to ensure the fair return of their deposits.