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National Registration Scheme for Private Landlords

The Antisocial Behaviour Act of 2004 requires local authorities to establish and maintain a register of private landlords and letting agents. As of 1st May 2006 it will become an offence to own and let property without being registered with the appropriate Local Authority.

This means landlords and their agents will have to register with the Council if they own or let houses in the area, and give a list of the addresses of all of the houses they let.

How to Apply

The Scottish Government has commissioned a national website which will allow landlords to register on-line. This website is located at:

Paper application forms for properties in Glasgow can be obtained using the contact details at the foot of this page.

Fees and Exemptions

The fees for registration have been set by the Scottish Ministers, across the whole of Scotland. These are £55 to register with the local authority in whose area you let property. If you have property in 3 local authority areas you will be required to pay the registration fee to each local authority. There is an additional fee of £11 for each property let.

Exemptions may apply under certain circumstances, and if you believe you are exempt then contact the registration Team for further information. There is also a 10% discount for applications made online. There are further discounts available for applications made online to more than one local authority area simultaneously. Further details can be obtained by contacting the Registration Team.

Legal Obligations

It should be stressed that Registration does not exempt landlords from their statutory obligations in relation to the condition of the houses, health and safety (including fire safety), and welfare of their tenants. Failure to comply with all legal requirements may affect the outcome of an application for registration or may result in registration being revoked.

Registration Confirmation Letters

The registration team will post documents to you containing details of the information held in relation to your application. These documents need to be checked, amended if necessary, signed and returned to confirm that the information we hold about you and your properties is correct.


Following receipt of the confirmation documents and the correct fee a decision on your application will be made. You will be notified of the decision in writing as soon as possible thereafter. Please note that only after the application form is submitted containing complete and accurate information and the appropriate fees paid can the application be considered. Without having submitted a valid application landlords cannot continue to let property legally. Enforcement action will be taken where such circumstances are identified.

Public Register

Once an application is approved the contact details of the property will be available via an online public register. This register will also confirm whether or not a landlord has registered, if their home or business address is known.

Private Rented Housing Panel

The panel has been set up to assist private tenants in dealing with disputes over repairs to their homes. The leaflet below provides details of how to contact the panel and also explains the legal responsibilities placed on landlord through The Repairing Standard.

The Repairing Standard – an Advice pack for private landlords PDF 133K (8 pages)

If you have any questions that have not been answered above please contact the Private Landlord Registration Unit on:
Email: [email protected]

Freephone: 0800 027 0414

In writing to:

Private Landlord Registration Unit
Glasgow Community & Safety Services
7th Floor, Westergate
11 Hope Street
G2 6AB

Residential Cannabis Factories

Do you suspect there may be an illegal cannabis factory in your neighbourhood? Read this leaflet for more information, or contact the Private Landlord Registration Unit.

Cannabis Factory Awareness Leaflet PDF 118 KB (1 page)

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