Rent Pressure Zone checker

A Rent Pressure Zone (RPZ) puts a limit on how much a landlord can increase a tenant's rent.

There's no limit on what landlords can charge new tenants.

An RPZ only has an effect if:

  • a tenant lives in an RPZ
  • a landlord wants to increase the rent of a current tenant
  • the tenant has a private residential tenancy

If you started renting from a private landlord on or after 1 December 2017, you're likely to have a private residential tenancy.

A private landlord is a person or business who rents a home to you. RPZs do not affect you if you rent from a local council or a housing association.

If your tenancy agreement started before 1 December 2017 you do not have a private residential tenancy, unless you and your landlord have agreed to convert your existing tenancy to one.

Where are the RPZs in Scotland?

Currently there are no Rent Pressure Zones in Scotland.

Landlords

Use this checker if you want to find out:

  • whether your property is in an RPZ
  • what limits there are on a rent increase if it is

Tenants

You can use this checker if you want to know whether your home is in an RPZ.

If your home is in an RPZ, it means that there's a limit to how much your landlord can increase your rent.

Check if your property is in an RPZ

Enter a postcode to find the property's address.