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.

Register

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 £66 plus an additional £15 per property. Late application fee is  £132.

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.