Renfrewshire Council

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A letter from Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning which sets out the Scottish Governments position following the recent statement by Aileen Campbell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government and supporting communities funding statement have been issued.  These can found in the related content area on the right hand side of this page or below with further information and links.

From 1st April, 2020 the fees shall increase to the following:- Principal Fee £66.00, Property Fee £15.00, Late Application Fee £132.00.  Please contact Landlord Registration Team for further information at privatelandlord.licensing.cs@renfrewshire.gov.uk  

Private Landlord Registration

All private landlords, with some limited exceptions, have to apply for registration in the register of landlords.

The aim of landlord registration is to make sure that all private landlords in Scotland are 'fit and proper' people to be letting residential property. 

The requirement to register helps councils to remove disreputable landlords from the market and protect tenants and the wider community from the impact of antisocial behaviour and mismanaged property.

How to register

The easiest way to register is online at the landlord registration website. A link can be found in the 'related links' section of this page.

Alternatively, landlords can download, complete and return the application form that can be downloaded from the 'related documents' area of the website, with the appropriate application fee to the licensing section at the address shown below.

Private Landlord registration renewals

Please remember to renew your landlord registration in time.

  • Your registration lasts three years from its approval date.
  • You can renew your application up to 3 months in advance of your current registration expiring.
  • The Scottish Government issue reminders by email if an email address has been provided.
  • Failure to renew following the two reminders will automatically attach a late payment fee of £132.00 to your registration.

If you are no longer acting as a landlord you require to contact us at privatelandlord.licensing.cs@renfrewshire.gov.uk so that our records are kept up-to-date.

Further information

Please find below links to the letter from Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning and the Cabinet Secretary supporting statement that was recently published and Q & A for Landlords and tenants.  

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-letter-from-housing-minister-to-landlords-and-agents/

https://www.gov.scot/publications/supporting-communities-funding-statement/

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-landlord-and-letting-agent-faqs/  

If you have any questions please write to the Minister by emailing: scottish.ministers@gov.scot  or to the Scottish Government at CEU@gov.scot

Here you will find useful information on Landlord Registration on the Scottish Government Website

You can check to see if an agent has been refused or had their registration removed at Agents refused or revoked on the Scottish Letting Agent Register