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  • What are the different types of tenancies in Scotland?

  • Information for Scottish secure tenants and short Scottish secure tenants. Information on the types of tenancies that exist for tenants of private landlords and the housing rights each type has. Includes regulated tenancies, assured and short assured tenancies, private residential tenancies, common law tenancies and HMOs.

  • How much does it cost to become a landlord in Scotland?

  • There are three types of landlord registration fee: Principal Fee: Property Fee: 15 (per let property) Late Application Fee: Discounts are available for: landlords who own properties in more than one local authority area; joint owners ; landlords who have a House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) licence; Scottish charities

  • How do I register as a landlord in Scotland?

  • It’s a criminal offence if you rent out your property without registering with a local council. You could be fined up to 50,000. You can apply for landlord registration online on the Scottish Landlord Register website, or you can contact your local council’s housing department. Contact your local authority for more information about fees.

  • Why choose an agent when renting a property in Scotland?

  • The recommended option would be to choose an agent. Why? Because it simply offers the best protection when you’re renting any Scottish property and guarantees a certain security as they are registered with a trading body or similar association.