About the Scottish Landlord Registers
This website is still in development (beta). We're still working on adding features and functionality throughout 2017.
It is a registration portal for all 32 local authorities in Scotland.
Landlord register search
This website provides a search facility for anyone looking for information on landlord or property registrations for all private rented property in Scotland. It includes contact details of owners and agents, and information on outstanding repairing standards enforcement orders.
The landlord register search offers access to each of the 32 local authority landlord registers.
The application system
This system provides a service for landlords and anyone managing rental property on their behalf to apply, manage and renew their own landlord registration in one place.
Legal requirements for landlords and agents
Private landlords are required to apply for registration with their local authority under Part 8 of the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004. Operating as an unregistered landlord is a criminal offence which may be subject to a penalty on conviction of up to £50k and a ban on letting properties of up to 5 years.
All private landlords must display a current landlord registration number on any adverts to rent a property. A registration number shows that a landlord is approved by the local authority to let property. Where an application for registration has been submitted but not yet approved landlords must include the words “landlord registration pending”.
If you own or manage a property you are required to renew your application every 3 years. Failure to do so will result in an expired registration fee of £110 per property.
You must inform the local authority of any changes to the information you have provided through the Scottish Landlord Register.
We are continuing to make improvements to the service and welcome feedback. Let us know what you think of this site by completing our short survey.