Private Landlords

This page gives information on the rights and responsibilities of a private landlord.

It can be difficult to understand all of your rights and responsibilities as a Private Landlord. The Scottish Government has produced a useful Summary of a private landlord's responsibilities when letting a property. More information on your requirements are listed below. This information is also available on the Icon for pdf checklist [421.3KB] which can be printed off for your use.

Your Responsibilities

Landlord Registration
Private Sector Leasing
Energy Performance Certificate
Repairing Standard
Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Electrical Condition Report
Gas Safety (if required)
Risk Assessment Legionnaires Disease
Tenancy Agreements and Notices
Advice and Assistance

The Scottish Government has partnered with the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) to produce this private residential tenancy film as part of the publicity for the new tenancy regime, which is close to being implemented.

SAL is offering all landlords and agents a free briefing with all the details about the new tenancy. SAL also offer a range of membership services including a Scottish letting helpline, free and discounted training, local meetings and events plus documentation and factsheets for letting. Please contact SAL directly to request the briefing by email, or if you'd like to find out more about the services they provide through the SAL website.

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