Guide

Letting agent registration

Last updated: 17 August 2017

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The register is likely to start accepting applications from early in 2018. You must have submitted an application by the 30 September 2018.

If you do not, you will be committing a criminal offence. If you're convicted, you could face a fine of up to £50,000, up to 6 months imprisonment or both.
Before you apply for registration those in your company who must do training, must have completed this. You will not be accepted onto the register if the minimum level of training has not been met.

More information on how to register will be given closer to the register opening.

There will be a registration fee, but it has yet to be confirmed.

If your application is refused

If Scottish Ministers are thinking of refusing your application, they will let you know and tell you why.

You'll have the right to 'make written representations' (argue your case in writing) to Scottish Ministers before the date they specify.

If they still refuse the application after this, they will let you know and tell you why.

You then have a right to appeal to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber. You must lodge your appeal within 21 days of being told your application was refused.

If the Tribunal agrees with you, they may order Scottish Ministers to enter you in the register.

Further support and advice

If you would like any further information, you can email the Scottish Government's letting agent regulation team at lettingagentregulation@gov.scot.

You may also want to contact one of the following organisations for more support and advice:

For more information on the legislation for registering as a letting agent, you can read the following:

Letting agent registration
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