Margaret Duffus Leasing currently lodge all deposits for Fully Managed properties with SafeDeposits Scotland.  Where we are acting for the Landlord on a Set up Only Service, the deposit is paid directly to the Landlord and the Landlord is responsible for lodging the deposit within a Tenancy Deposit Scheme.

Information from Scottish Government website

Safeguarding Tenancy Deposits

A tenancy deposit scheme is a scheme provided by an independent third party to protect deposits until they are due to be repaid. Three schemes are now operating:

  • Letting Protection Service Scotland
  • Safedeposits Scotland
  • My deposits Scotland 

 The legal duties on landlords who receive a tenancy deposit are:

  • to pay deposits to an approved tenancy deposit scheme
  • to provide the tenant with key information about the tenancy and deposit

Information about the schemes

Further details about the individual schemes and how landlords will be able to use their services are available on the individual scheme web sites below. Email addresses and telephone numbers are also included:

All three schemes have a range of information available for both landlords (and their agents) as well as tenants and these includei how landlords can join the schemes, how to submit deposits, how to ask for repayment of deposits and how the dispute resolution service will work.

Letting Protection Service Scotland

The Pavilions
Bridgwater Road
BS99 6BN

Email contact:

All other enquiries can be made through the online forms that are contained within the LPSS websiteFAQs

Telephone: 0844 472 6666


SafeDeposits Scotland

Lower Ground
250 West George Street
G2 4QY

Email contact:

Telephone: 0141 559 5010


My|deposits Scotland

Kingmaker House
Station Road
New Barnet

Email contact:

Telephone: 0845 634 5400

If you have any further queries about tenancy deposits contact the Scottish Government on 0131 244 0683 or email