Housing Options Guide 3a

3a. Landlord registration

By law, private landlords must register with the local authority where the property is located.  It is the owner of the property who must register, and must also declare any agents that they use to manage their property. 

The aim of landlord registration is to make sure that all private landlords in Scotland are fit and proper to be letting residential property. This will help local authorities to remove disreputable landlords from the market, protect tenants, and protect communities from the impact of antisocial behaviour and mismanaged properties.  The benefit for landlords who register, is that the scheme will remove the unfair competition of landlords who provide poor housing or inadequate management.  

Private sector properties are registered with us under the Landlord Registration Scheme in Moray.  Although the scheme lets us know where the properties are, it does not give us information on the size of the property, whether it already has a tenant, or what rent the landlord charges.

Before entering into a lease agreement, tenants should satisfy themselves that the property has been registered.  This is a public register, which you can view online at Landlord registration.

For more information, read our page on the Private Landlord Registration Enforcement Policy.  This policy is in place to make sure that private landlords comply with current legislation and good practice. To report an unregistered landlord you can contacts us:

Housing and Property
The Moray Council
PO Box 6760
IV30 1BX

Phone: 01343 563991
Email: landlord.registration@moray.gov.uk

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