Guide

Renting from a private landlord

Last updated: 27 February 2018

Overview

If you want to rent a home privately, there are steps you should follow when you move in and move out.

If you follow the right process when starting your tenancy, it could mean fewer problems when it's time to end the tenancy.

If you're renting a private home, your landlord usually has a legal obligation to provide you with a Tenant Information Pack (TIP). If you have a private residential tenancy, your landlord does not have a legal obligation to provide this.

Before you move into a property, make sure your landlord is registered with Landlord Registration Scotland. If they aren't, they're renting the property out illegally.

A landlord may have a letting agent handling the tenancy for them. If they do, the letting agent may be your main point of contact right through your entire tenancy.

Renting from a private landlord
Overview