Registration has several aims. The scheme is designed to enforce minimum standards in Private Renting and remove the worst landlords from the sector, it also enables tenants and neighbours to identify and contact landlords. The register provides information on the scale and distribution of the sector in Scotland, allowing local authorities to engage more effectively with landlords and tenants.


Before you can rent out your property you have to register with the local council which covers the area where your let property is located.

Registering before you rent out your property makes sure you meet the minimum legal requirements.

Download our Landlord Information Booklet for more information

Who should register?

All persons named on the Title Deeds of a property must make a Landlord Registration application e.g if your property has two owners then two applications are required - one from each owner.  One owner is designated 'lead' applicant and responsible for the registration fees - all remaining joint owners receive a full discount (a fee will apply if they solely own other property or are a 'lead' applicant in other jointly owned property)

Apply to be a landlord or renew your existing registration

Last updated: Thursday, March 31, 2022 12:28 PM