Letting agents

Registration

Any business carrying out letting agent activities in Scotland must apply to join the Scottish Letting Agent Register. Failure to do so could lead to a fine of £50,000 or a six month prison sentence, or both. This register will be maintained by the Scottish Government.

Information on letting agent registration, including on how to apply, is available at mygov.scot.

Code of practice

All letting agents operating in Scotland must comply with the Letting Agent Code of Practice.

It sets out the standards that letting agents must meet in managing their business and providing services to tenants and landlords.

Guides for landlords and tenants

The Scottish Government has published guides to letting regulation for landlords and tenants: