Guide

Letting agent registration

Last updated: 7 November 2017

Overview

If you do letting agency work in Scotland you're required by law to:

  • follow a Letting Agent Code of Practice
  • join a Register of Letting Agents

The Register of Letting Agents is a list run by Scottish Ministers. It makes sure every letting agent:

Sign up for updates

You can sign up for updates about the regulation of letting agents. This includes updates on:

  • the letting agent register
  • other key changes affecting the private rented sector, like the new private residential tenancy

You can find out how to apply here.

It is a criminal offence to do letting agency work if you aren't on the register, unless you submitted an application to the register by 1 October 2018 and it has yet to be determined. If you're convicted, you could face a fine of up to £50,000, up to 6 months imprisonment or both.
Letting agent registration
Overview