It is now an offence for Landlords to let a property without having applied to be registered. Landlords could face a fine or have their rent withheld if they avoid registering.
The Fee to register as a Landlord is £55.00 with an additional £11.00 for each property owned. There is a Fee for each person who has to be registered, to cover the costs of checking that he or she is ‘fit and proper’ to let property.
If you add a joint owner to your application, who has not already applied for registration, their fee is subject to 100% discount, so you do not have to pay anything for them.
You can register online (attracting a 10% discount) at Landlord Registration Scotland. If you apply on line you will be asked for the Agents Registration Number – in our case it is:
Edinburgh – 00349/230/08200
East Lothian – 00349/210/08200
Midlothian – 00349/290/08200
Can Littlejohns register for you?
It is the responsibility of the Landlord to register. We will not hold the relevant information required on individual Landlords to be able to assist with this application.
If you have a property with an HMO Licence then your details will be transferred free of charge onto the Register – if you have additional non HMO properties then you must register these.
The renewal fee which is payable 3 years from your registration has not been changed.
The Management Process
Littlejohns offer a complete management service for your property. Marketing your property, vetting prospective tenants, regular inspections, on-going maintenance and rent collection are just a small part of what we do.
Thinking of investing in a property for rental income, upgrading your exisiting property or increasing your rental capacity? Whatever your plans for the future, Littlejohns can offer advice and guidance.
Personal, professional service is our priority; we aim always to meet your needs promptly and efficiently. Take a look in more detail at what we have to offer. If you have any questions or would just like to find out more, feel free to contact us at any time.