Private landlords

If you're a landlord you must register with your local council. Find out how to do this and how to get involved in our landlord forum.

Private landlord registration 

The law states landlords must register with their local council to make sure landlords and their properties meet certain standards.

Register on the Scottish Government website.

Fee types

 PrincipalPropertyLate application
2021 to 2022£67£15£133
2022 to 2023£68£16£137

Letting agent registration 

The law states all letting agents must join a register of letting agents.

Find out more on the website.

Private landlord forum

We hold 3 forums a year which are usually in the evening.

Book your place

Contact the Private Sector Housing team.

Rent Service Scotland

Rent Service Scotland collects rental information from a wide variety of sources contributing to a data set which is used to produce statistics for the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The information is also used to set levels of Local Housing Allowance, Universal Credit, valuations for Housing Benefit, registered rents, rent adjudications and Rent Pressure Zones.

Find out more about Rent Service Scotland.

If you can share rental information, download the Market Evidence Form and return it to Rent Service Scotland. The information will be held securely in the Rent Service Scotland database and held in line with the current retention policies.

Download the Market Evidence form.

Rent Service Scotland

2nd Floor Endeavour House 1 Greenmarket Dundee DD1 4QB

Phone: 0300 244 7000 (Answer machine only)


Private Sector Leasing Scheme

For anyone who represents a landlord(s) in the East Renfrewshire area with a property to let.

We want to talk to landlords who would be interested in leasing to us to provide temporary accommodation for applicants.

The scheme offers:

  • guaranteed rental income
  • long lease - potentially three years
  • free tenancy management
  • no letting agents fees
  • property returned in original condition
  • no need to interview prospective tenants
  • no loss of rent due to empty periods

If you're interested and want to find out more about the scheme, email Julie Campbell on who will contact you with further details

Repairing Standard

The Scottish Government has published new statutory guidance for landlords on the Repairing Standard Landlords will have one year to prepare for these requirements which come into force on 1 March 2024.

View the Scottish Government Repairing Standard guidance 



Last modified on 3 March 2023