Landlord registration

How to register

Most landlords in Scotland must register with their Council to ensure that they are a fit and proper person to let property.  It is the owner of the property who must apply. 

Owners must declare any agent they use to rent their property. 

An agent may be a

  • letting agent
  • solicitor 
  • friend 
  • relative

who manages the property for you by arranging repairs and collecting the rent.

Some landlords don't need to register.  Please see the Landlord Registration website for more information if you are unsure if you need to be registered.  The maximum fine for operating as an unregistered landlord is £50,000.

There are two ways to register

  • visit the Landlord Registration website where you will get a 10% discount on your fee
  • contact Private Rented Services to request a paper form.

Registration fees

The fee for registration is £55 plus an additional £11 per property. All discounted fees can be found on the Landlord Registration website.

Renewing your registration

Registration lasts for three years. Please see the step by step guide below to help you renew your registration. 

Finding a landlord's contact details

To check if a landlord of a specific property is registered and to find out how to contact the landlord, please visit the Landlord Registration website.  If the property does not appear to be registered, please contact us.

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