FAQ's: Landlord Registration

Advice and information on the private landlord registration scheme

  • How does it work if you jointly own a property with someone else? All joint owners must register. You nominate one of your number as the 'lead owner', this will be the lead applicant for your registration.The lead owner will pay the full fee wit…
  • What does `Fit and Proper` mean? To be registered, landlords must be 'fit and proper' to let residential property. We will make use of any relevant information available to reach a decision on whether you are 'fit…
  • What information do you need to provide? When you apply for registration you must provide the following information your name, address, date of birth and any other names by which you are known the addresses of any properties you …
  • What is landlord accreditation? We have entered into partnership with Landlord Accreditation Scotland, the recently established voluntary landlord accreditation scheme for private landlords and letting agents. The aim of th…
  • Which local authority should you register with? You must register with each local authority in whose area you let property. If you own properties in more than one area, you will be able to apply to register in all authorities in one applica…
  • Who has access to the information on the landlord register? There is public access to the register on the Internet. By entering any landlord's name and address, you can see whether that person is registered. By entering any let property address you…
  • Who Should Register? Private landlords letting residential property either by lease or occupancy arrangement. Accredited landlords letting residential property either by lease or occupancy arrangement. If you …