Private landlord registration

Private landlords letting residential properties must be on the Scottish Landlord Register.

Join, search or update the register.


When you apply to be a landlord you are required to pay a fee. This is used to process your application.

The fee is broken down into a principal fee and a property fee. The correct fee must be paid when you apply for registration.

 PrincipalPropertyLa Application
From 1 April 2024£80£18£160

Find out more about fees on the Scottish Landlord Register.

Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL)

The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) supports landlords and letting agents across Scotland.

Find out more and apply for membership.

Empty properties

If your property is empty you may be entitled to a council tax discount

If you have a property that has been empty for six months or more, you may be eligible for support to bring it back into use

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

A "House in Multiple Occupation" is any living accommodation occupied as an only or main residence by three or more persons who are not members of the same family, or of one or other of two families. The Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 requires every house in multiple occupation to be licensed by the local council. The legislation applies to ordinary houses, flats and bedsits as well as other residential accommodation such as hostels, student halls of residence and staff accommodation in hotels or hospitals.

Apply for an HMO licence