Here is how to record historical deposits so that no transactions are written to your bank account before the date where you start tracking payments from.
Go to the Deposit Scheme tab of the tenancy and enter the details:
Tick Historical Deposit
This will show that the deposit was received but wont record any transactions into the bank account.
Still on the Deposit Scheme tab, tick the Deposit Protected check box and enter the date when the deposit was protected. Click Save.
The deposit will now be properly recorded against the tenancy without affecting the bank balance.
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