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.


Renew an existing landlord registration - up to 90 days before it expires or update your existing registration.

Apply to become a landlord

Find out more about prescribed information and your obligations as a landlord.  Before you apply for registration, please ensure that you understand and meet all obligations as a landlord.

Registration fees

The fee for registration is £75 plus £17 per each property. The late application fee is £149.

All discounted fees can be found on the Landlord Registration website

Finding a landlord's contact details

You can search for Landlord contact details 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.

Further Information

If you require further information on the emergency legislation that has been put in place by the Scottish Government please visit

Important Information

If you have not received your registration number or correspondence from us 2 weeks after your initial submission, please contact us.  

If your enquiry is regarding an unregistered let, the condition of a private rental property or the conduct of a landlord please email

Contact us

Email landlord registration if you have a query about the registration process or would like to check the status of your landlord registration.