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.

The easiest way to register is online at the landlord registration website. A 10% discount applies to online applications.

Alternatively, landlords can download, complete and return this application form with the appropriate application fee to the licensing section at the address shown below.

Registration of Private Landlords Application Form (pdf)

You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the application form. Download Acrobat Reader here.

Please note that the 10% discount is only available to online registrations.

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 Council's Licensing Section issues reminders by email if an email address has been provided. Failure to renew following the two reminders sent will automatically attach a late payment fee of £110 to your registration.

If you are no longer acting as a landlord you require to contact us so that our records are kept up-to-date.

We've also just published useful information for landlords on complying with homelessness legislation which you should read.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015