Landlord registration

Landlord registration helps councils monitor private landlords and ensure that they are suitable people to let out property. The landlord register was introduced in April 2006. This section looks at how the registration process works and what the register means for tenants.

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  • About landlord registration

    Every council in Scotland has a register of all landlords and letting agents. You can view the registers of all councils through a Scottish Government website. What does this mean for tenants?

  • The fit and proper person test

    Private landlords and letting agents have to pass a 'fit and proper person' test to register with the council. Find out what the test is and how the council applies it.

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