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Charges for landlord registration

The registration fee is broken down into a principal fee and a property fee.

Some exemptions and discounts are applied, depending on your circumstances. The system will automatically detect which local authorities you will need to pay by the rental property postcode and calculate the correct fees for you.

Please note, we are unable to refund any fees.

Principal fee

If you are a landlord or agent, you will be charged a principal fee of £55 for each local authority.

In the following cases a discount is applied to the principal fee:

Type of application Discount
An online application which includes more than 1 local authority A 50% discount is applied to the principal fee for all online applications, by each local authority.
If any of the properties in an application in the same local authority has a HMO licence A 100% discount of the principal fee is applied.
Where a valid registration or application already exists, and you then apply online to another local authority A 50% discount is applied to the principal fee on any online applications to other local authorities, and also on all future renewals.
Where there are joint owners for a property only the first owner pays the principal fee A 100% discount on the principal fee is applied to any additional joint owner applications for that property.
On an application submitted by a registered Scottish charity A 100% discount is applied to the principal fee.

Property fee

You'll be charged a property fee of £11 for each property you register, unless the following discounts are applicable:

Type of application Discount
If a property has a current valid HMO licence A 100% discount is applied to the property fee.
If there is more than one owner, and another joint owner has already been charged or paid the property fee A 100% discount is applied to the property fee for all subsequent owner applications.
Application made by a Scottish registered charity A 100% discount is applied to the property fee.

Other fees

Agent fee

If an agent manages your property for you and they aren't registered, you will be charged £55.┬áIf your application includes more than one local authority, and the unregistered agent manages properties in more than one local authority, the fee for each local authority will be reduced to £27.50.

Late application fee

If you are an unregistered landlord, and you fail to register after receiving two requests from the local authority to apply, you'll be charged a late application fee of £110.

Every 3 years you must renew your landlord registration. Using the email address that you provided in the application process, we will email you a reminder 3 months and 1 month before it is due to expire. If you have not provided an email address, reminders will be issued using other contact details you have provided. It is important that you have kept your contact details up to date at all times.

If you don't renew your registration before the expiry date you will be charged a late application fee of £110 (no discount applies).

Late fees don't have any discount applied.

Online application discount

If you apply through the online registration system instead of filling in a paper application, a 10% discount will be applied to the total amount, except on late fees.

How to pay

If you have several properties you can fill in one application with a single online payment, using a debit or credit card.