The Landlord Registration central online system for Scotland is provided by the
Scottish Government for the use of local authorities, to help local authorities
prepare and maintain a register of landlords as required by Part 8 of the Antisocial
Behaviour etc (Scotland) Act 2004.
The Scottish Government seeks to ensure that the information and help provided on
this website is up to date and accurate. However, this information does not constitute
legal or professional advice and the Scottish Government cannot accept any liability
for actions arising from its use.
The Antisocial Behaviour etc (Scotland) Act 2004 requires that certain information
held on the register of landlords must be made publicly available, and that certain
other information may be disclosed by local authorities in response to enquiries.
For more details see What information is available to the public?.
Apart from information that must be made publicly available, the information collected
in an application for registration through this website may be shared with the Police Service
of Scotland and if appropriate, other relevant authorities. Under the Data Protection Act 1998
information is shared for the purposes of preventing and detecting crime.
Local authorities may share relevant information they hold about you with one another to help
those authorities determine whether you are a fit and proper person to act as a landlord, or to
act for a landlord . Local authorities will process that information for the purpose of preparing
and maintaining their register of landlords, and for related purposes connected with improving
standards in private rented housing and combating antisocial behaviour. Please contact the
individual local authority if you require more details of how they use this information. Under the
Data Protection Act 1998, users have the right to make a subject access request for the personal
data processed by the local authority for those purposes.
The Scottish Government provides a service to local authorities, to process payments of registration
fees made online by debit card. The Scottish Government will only have access to such information as
is necessary to provide that service, and will only process that information for the purpose of
providing that service.
All personal information collected through this website will be processed in line with the principles
of the Data Protection Act 1998. More information about the Data Protection Act is available from the
Information Commissioner’s website http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk/.
When users enter the Landlord Registration central online system website their computers will
automatically be issued with 'cookies'. Cookies are text files which identify users' computers to the
our server. The website then creates "session" cookies to store some of the preferences of users moving
around the website, e.g. retaining a text-only preference. Cookies in themselves do not identify
individual users but identify only the computer used and they are deleted on departure from the website.
Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is
issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalised services
cannot then be provided to that user.
For further information on cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org.