Rent Pressure Zone checker

Rent Pressure Zones (RPZs) only affect you if you have 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 don't have a private residential tenancy.

How an RPZ works

Within an RPZ, there's a limit to how much a landlord can increase a tenant's rent. 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

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

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
  • if it is, what the limits are on a rent increase

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 is 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.