Part 8 of the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 states that from April 2006, it is an offence for the owner of a house to let it unless they are registered with the local authority.
To be placed on the register, the owner and any agent they use, must be considered a fit and proper person to let residential property. This will be a judgement by the local authority in light of the balance of relevant information. The houses being let will also require to be listed but they do not need to be inspected and the register does not include information on individual tenancies.
The process has been designed to be as easy as possible to minimise the impact on good landlords and avoid duplication of processes where a landlord operates in more than one area or holds a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence.
For further information please see our landlord registration frequently asked questions under further information.
You can register online at Landlord Registration Scotland (please note you must log out of the Landlord Registration Scotland website when you are finished).
You will receive a 10% discount for registering online.
Alternatively contact the Private Sector Housing Unit on the number detailed at the bottom of the page to request an application form in the post or download the form from the online forms section.
If you require any further advice or assistance contact the Private Sector Housing Unit on the number provided in the contact information section.