Private Sector Landlord
All private sector landlords must be registered with the Scottish Landlord Register.
Apply for Registration
Due to new regulations and the requirement to answer the additional information questions and declarations when completing or renewing your application, Moray Council staff will no longer be able do this over the phone on your behalf from 16th September 2019.
We will be able to provide a paper application (or you can download one below) for completion if you are unable to complete the process online however please note this is likely to cause delays in your application being input while the Local Authority area of the Landlord Registration Website is updated. This will not result in you paying a late application fee provided we received your paper application prior to your registration expiry date.
Further information is available on our landlord registration page.
Mygov.scot has published information about what you must do before registering your property who also provide a link to the registration webpages.
Being a Landlord
Scottish Government has produced information and advice called ‘Being a landlord in Scotland’ which includes a range of advice for landlords which includes, but isn’t limited to: how to carry out background checks on new tenants; landlord right of entry; ending a tenancy and dealing with a tenant’s antisocial behaviour.
Moray Council has also produced a useful overview guide
Moray Council works in partnership with Landlord Accreditation Scotland (LAS) whose aim is to promote best practice in the private rented sector. Landlords who wish to become accredited must meet set criteria.
Can we link to energy efficiency doc and the part that talks about ‘Private tenants, landlords and Houses in Multiple Occupation’
Moray Council has published a useful guide about what to do if your private tenant falls into rent arrears.
Mortgage and Insurance
Becoming a Landlord may affect your mortgage and insurance. Some guidance can be found here.
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