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

Visit the Landlord Registration website and follow the relevant link to

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

To find out more about Prescribed Information and your obligations as a landlord please download our landlord registration guidance.  Before you apply for registration, please ensure that you understand and meet all obligations as a landlord.

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.

The Scottish Government is changing the fees with effect from  1 April 2020. Landlords who wish to apply for or renew registration at the current fee level can do so by submitting their application before 1 April 2020.

The new fees are:

•    Principal Fee: £66.00 
•    Property Fee: £15.00 per property
•    Late Application Fee: £132.00

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.