About the Scottish Landlord Registers
This website is still in development. By releasing it as a beta, we're able to gather feedback to improve features and functionality.
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.
When you apply you will be charged a fee. How much will I have to pay?
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 a late fee.
You must inform the local authority of any changes to the information you have provided through the Scottish Landlord Register.
No longer a landlord
Your landlord registration will expire 3 years after you first registered. If you are no longer a landlord you can:
- Let your registration expire
- Or, request your registration to be removed by your local authority
If you would like to request your registration to be removed contact your local authority.
From 1 October 2022 there are new licensing laws for short-term lets in Scotland. You cannot apply for a short-term let licence via the landlord register. Some registered landlords also operate short-term lets in Scotland. If you are one of these you will need to apply to your local authority for a separate short-term lets licence. To find out more and how to apply visit: Short-term lets licensing (opens in new tab).
We are continuing to make improvements to the service and welcome feedback. Let us know what you think of this site by providing feedback.