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.

The maximum fine for operating as an unregistered landlord is £50,000.

If you are carrying out Letting Agency work, you may need to register separately, please visit the Scottish Letting Agent Register for further information.


Visit the Landlord Registration website and follow the relevant link to:

  • Renew or update an existing registration - Renew an existing landlord registration up to 90 days before it expires or update your existing registration
  • Start a new application -  Apply to register for the first time if you become a landlord of a private rented property.

Registration fees

The fee for registration is £65 plus an additional £15 per property. Late application fee is: £130.00.

All discounted fees can be found on the Landlord Registration website.

Finding a landlord's contact details

You can search for Landlord contact details on the Landlord Registration website to check if a landlord of a specific property is registered and to find out how to contact the landlord.  If the property does not appear to be registered, please contact us.

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