You need to register as soon as possible, if you have not already.
It's a criminal offence to do letting agency work if you are not on the register. If you're convicted, you could face a fine of up to £50,000, up to 6 months imprisonment or both.
Letting agency work generally means you either:
- carry out work for a private landlord who wants to let their property out to a tenant
- manage a property (including collecting rent, inspecting the property and arranging for repairs and maintenance) which either is currently or is planned to be rented out to a tenant
There is a legal definition of letting agency work. You must consider this definition in deciding whether you need to register and comply with the Code. For a more detailed explanation, and to view the legal definition, see Section 61 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014. Back To Top