Landlord registration

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

The 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 applicaiton for registration, you are commiting 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.

You can register online at the landlord registration web site by following the link on this page.

From 1 December 2017 any new tenancy must be a private residential tenancy, to find out what this change means for you visit the Information for Landlords & Information for Tenants links on this page.




Page last updated: 6 August 2018