Who Should Register?

  • Private landlords letting residential property either by lease or occupancy arrangement.
  • Accredited landlords letting residential property either by lease or occupancy arrangement.
  • If you let a house in multiple occupation (HMO), you will have already have been assessed and paid for a licence. Your details will be automatically added to the register of landlords. You will be exempt from paying a fee for registration in the local authority where you hold the HMO licence. However, if you let any non HMO properties, you must register these and pay the appropriate fee.
  • If you are an agent managing private rented property you are encouraged to register although are not required by law to do so. However the landlord whose properties you manage must list you on his or her application and the local authority will check that you are fit and proper to be acting as an agent. You may wish to register independently in order to be able to market yourself to clients as 'fit and proper'.

There are some exemptions to this registration requirement including letting part of your own home.

Further information on landlord registration across Scotland is available from the better renting scotland website.  Follow the link on the right. Please use the 'contact us' box if you have any questions. For more information, see 'download' and 'other useful websites'.

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Page last updated: 25 May 2016