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Private Landlords

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

The Services We Provide

The Landlord Registration Service is in place to maintain the register of local landlords within West Lothian. Our aim is to maintain accurate records, assist with registration enquiries and to ensure privately rented properties in West Lothian are maintained to the current Repairing Standards.

We can provide advice and training to existing landlords, ensure un-registered landlords register and give advice or assistance to tenants in having repairs completed.

Contacting Us

You can report a concern in relation to a private rented property by completing our online Private Landlord Query Form.

Aiming to connect prospective tenants to accredited landlords properties
You can report a concern in relation to a landlord of a private tenancy by completing our online form
Information for Private landlords on the eviction process
All private owners and landlords renting residential property in Scotland have to apply for registration in the register of landlords.
Information about the responsibilities of a private landlord
Information on the West Lothian Landlord Accreditation Scheme (WLLAS). Giving recognition to those landlords who are complying with their legal requirements and are taking a responsible approach to letting.
Information on how services have been affected by COVID-19 and the support available
Aiming to connect landlords and referenced tenants to secure suitable long-term tenancies
Rent Arrears - Safe Deposit Scotland Resolution (COVID-19)
Information on good practice to maintain your property