From 30 April 2006 all private landlords letting properties in Scotland must apply for and gain registration in the register of landlords. This statutory requirement for landlords to register with the local authority is in terms of Part 8 of the Anti-Social Behaviour (Scotland) Act 2004. The aim of landlord registration is to ensure that all private landlords in Scotland are ‘fit and proper’ to be letting residential property. The requirement helps local authorities to remove disreputable landlords from the market and protect tenants and their neighbours from the impact of anti-social behaviour and mismanaged property on the wider community. You can apply online at www.landlordregistrationscotland.gov.uk to register as a landlord.
Please note that Allison Residential Lettings will supply landlords who are letting property through us with our Agent Number specific to your property’s local authority area for the purpose of registering with the Landlord Register.