Your Obligations

Supporting information for Scottish Landlord Registration

Key points

Landlords letting property in Scotland are required to undertake specific safety checks and meet specific property standards before letting their property and during the period their properties are let.

It is the landlord’s responsibility to keep up with and comply with changes in legislation.

Once registered, landlords are kept updated by email via the local authority, so it is important to update your registration details if you change your email address.

You can find information on being a landlord in Scotland on the website.

Further Context

You are going to be asked a maximum of 12 questions in order to complete the landlord registration or renewal process. These questions relate to your legal obligations as a landlord.

If you are using a letting agent some these obligations may be taken care of through your agreement with the letting agent, but it is ultimately your responsibility to check that all your letting obligations are met. You may need to find any relevant documents and certificates for your rental property or speak to your letting agent.

Here is a list of the topics that you are going to be asked about in the application for landlord registration or renewal:

These are existing regulations and most of you will already be successfully completing them. If you answer no we won’t stop you progressing. Instead your local authority may contact you with regard to no questions.

  1. Gas safety
  2. Electrical Safety
  3. Portable appliance testing
  4. Fire, smoke and heat detection
  5. Carbon monoxide detection
  6. Public water supply
  7. Private water supply
  8. Energy performance certification
  9. Legionella risk assessment
  10. Rental property insurance
  11. Common repairs
  12. Tenancy deposit

Maximise your Success as a Landlord

LAS run a regular programme of training courses helping landlords adopt best practice and remain updated with changes to legislation. Anyone involved in letting property in the private rented sector in Scotland is welcome to attend. You do not need to be accredited.

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