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Private Rented Services

West Lothian's Private Rented Team

West Lothian Home Choice Team provide advice and support to Landlords/Agents. We aim to make good quality private rented housing more accessible in West Lothian for all.

Advice and Assistance

West Lothian Council is committed to providing free advice and assistance to landlord and Agents in the sector. If you have any questions relating to private letting a member of the West Lothian Home Choice team will be happy to assist you. Please contact the West Lothian Home Choice team using the contact details on this page.

You can also find information on the Scottish Governments Private Renting Scotland website, Renting Scotland. Here you will find guides to help you with all areas of Private Letting.

E-Newsletter Service

It is essential that you register for our bi-monthly E-NEWS service "Private Sector Housing". West Lothian Council will use the E-Newsletter service to advise you of updates in the law and changes to legislation. To register click sign up

Private Sector Leasing

West Lothian Council new PSL service takes you're empty private let off your hands with a guaranteed income for at least 12 months. We would like to invite landlords who have 1, 2 or 3 bedroom properties available to contact us who may be interested in the scheme. If you would like to find out more please contact the West Lothian Home Choice team on 01506 282754 (option 2) or by emailing westlothianhomechoice@westlothian.gov.uk

Deposit Guarantee Service

West Lothian Home Choice can guarantee some of your tenants deposit for up to 12 months to allow them to move into your tenancy without a full deposit.  Giving you piece of mind as a Landlord/Agent. To find out more about our deposit guarantee service email westlothianhomechoice@westlothian.gov.uk

Landlord Accreditation Scotland

LAS is a voluntary scheme promoting best practice in Scotland's private rented sector. Landlords and letting agents can assure tenants that the tenancy arrangements they have adhere to the high standards outlined in the Scottish Core Standards for Accredited Landlords. For more information please visit Land Accreditation Scotland

If you have recently contacted us about West Lothian Home Choice we would appreciate your view of the service. You can do this by using the contact details on this page and giving us your feedback.

For more information on the Private Sector, please see the Private Landlords and Private Sector Tenants pages.