Landlord Registration Edinburgh
If you’re thinking of becoming a landlord in Edinburgh, it’s important that you know the law and understand what your responsibilities are.
Registering as a landlord in Edinburgh is a relatively simple process, but there are some important things you should know before starting.
Here’s what you need to know about registering as a landlord in Edinburgh.
What is the landlord registration in Edinburgh?
Landlord registration in Edinburgh is a requirement for anyone who rents out a property in the city. Before you can rent out your property you have to register as a landlord with the local council which covers the area where your let property is located to ensure that you are a fit and proper person to let property.
Do I need to register as an Edinburgh Landlord?
Yes, there is no escaping it! It’s a criminal offence if you rent out your property without registering with a local council. You could be fined up to £50,000. You can apply for landlord registration online on the Scottish Landlord Register website, or you can contact your local council’s housing department
Do joint owners need to register as a Landlord?
Joint owners (anyone else who’s named on the title deeds) need to register too, but they will not be charged. It may be best to consider hiring a letting agent as they can help you register. As fully accredited letting agents, Bridge Letting ensures that you and your rental property are always compliant with the current Scottish legislation.
Is there a fee to register as a landlord in Edinburgh?
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 (any exemptions or discounts that are available are automatically applied).
|Application with a single local authority||£68|
|Two or more applications with different local authorities||£34 per local authority|
|Property cost for each property rented out by the landlord||£16|
Do I need to renew my landlord registration?
You must renew your registration every 3 years if you wish to continue to act as a landlord. Failure to renew your existing registration after being sent two reminders from the local authority will result in a late fee of £137. The late fee also applies to unregistered landlords who have received two requests to register from the local authority. Please note: Joint owners must register and / or renew in their own right. You must keep your contact details up to date as this information will be used to remind you to renew your registration at 3 months and 1 month before your current registration expires. You can renew your registration anytime in the 3 months before it expires. Once approved this will automatically start a new 3 year period from the date your current registration ends. Late fees don’t have any discount applied.
What information is required to register?
|Agents or Letting Agents||
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Do Edinburgh Letting Agents need to be registered?
Yes, just like landlords but we have our own letting agent register.
If you use a letting agent to manage your property (for example under a property management service) they should be registered on the Letting Agent Register. If your agent is not registered or has not submitted an application to be registered, you will be liable for the fee as part of your application. However, there are a number of things that you, as a Landlord, should look for in a Letting Agent before handing over the keys to your rental property – read out post about this here: https://www.bridgeletting.co.uk/blog/landlord-information/ Bridge Letting is a letting agent and property management company with a solid background in rental property and customer service. We cover all aspects of the letting process and provide a full management service to property owners throughout Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth & Fife. Letting Agent Registration Number: LARN2105006
Landlord registration in Edinburgh, Dundee and the surrounding areas.
- Fife landlord registration
- Edinburgh landlord registration
- Midlothian landlord registration
- Dundee landlord registration
- Angus landlord registration
- Perth & Kinross landlord registration
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