Landlord registration

All private landlords letting residential property in Scotland must register in the register of landlords

This registration scheme is to ensure that all private landlords in Scotland are 'fit and proper' to be letting residential property. This will protect tenants and their neighbours from the impact of antisocial behaviour and mismanaged property.

If you are a landlord and you fail to register before you let or advertise for let residential property, or before you have submitted a valid application for registration, you are committing an offence. This is a legal requirement of the Antisocial Behaviour etc (Scotland) Act 2004.

Good landlords have nothing to fear from registration. Registration will help local authorities to remove disreputable landlords from the market. This will remove the unfair competition of landlords who provide poor housing or inadequate management.

Registration is simple and can be done online at the landlord registration website or by telephoning us for assistance. Alternatively you can submit a pdf icon Landlord Registration Application Form [106kb] to us, although with this method you will not qualify for the online payment discount.

For more information on landlord registration across Scotland please visit the Better Renting Scotland website.

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