Renfrewshire Council

Private Landlord Registration

Why you need to register as a private landlord, how to register, renew your registration, if you stop being a private landlord.

Why you need to register as a private landlord

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 as a private landlord

You can register is online on the Scottish landlord registration website.

Or you can download, complete and return the landlord registration form [308KB] with the application fee to the licensing section at the address shown below.


Renew your registration as a private landlord

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 £137.00 to your registration.


If you stop being a private landlord

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

You can find more information about landlord registration on the Scottish Government Website.

You can also check to see if an agent has been refused or had their registration removed on the agents refused or revoked list on the Scottish Letting Agent Register.