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Publication - Consultation paper

Landlord registration: consultation on a review of applications and fees

Published: 15 Mar 2018
Directorate:
Housing and Social Justice Directorate
Part of:
Housing, Law and order
ISBN:
9781788516846

The consultation invites views on proposals to ask landlords for additional information to demonstrate that they meet their legal responsibilities.

41 page PDF

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41 page PDF

477.2 kB

Contents
Landlord registration: consultation on a review of applications and fees
Responding to this consultation paper

41 page PDF

477.2 kB

Responding to this consultation paper

We are inviting written responses to this consultation paper by 7 June 2018.

We would be grateful if you would use the consultation questionnaire provided and it would be helpful if you could respond to the consultation using the Scottish Government digital platform Citizen Space - https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/.

You can view and respond to this consultation online at https://consult.gov.scot/landlord-registration/registration-fee. You can save and return to your responses while the consultation is still open. Please ensure that consultation responses are submitted by the closing date of 7 June 2018.

If you are unable to respond online, please read the consultation paper and give us your views by completing the consultation answer form. Please complete the Respondent Information Form included in this document (see "Handling your consultation response" below) and sent by email to: Landlordreg2018@gov.scot.

or by post to:

Landlord Registration Consultation
Scottish Government, Victoria Quay
Private Rented Sector Team (1HS)
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

Handling your consultation response

We need to know how you wish your response to be handled and, in particular, whether you are happy for your response to be made public?

If you respond using Citizen Space ( http://consult.scotland.gov.uk/), you will be directed to the Respondent Information Form. Please indicate how you wish your response to be handled and, in particular, whether you are happy for your response to published.

If you are unable to respond via Citizen Space, please complete and return the Respondent Information Form attached and included in this document. If you ask for your response not to be published, we will regard it as confidential, and we will treat it accordingly.

Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public, and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public at http://consult.scotland.gov.uk.

If you use Citizen Space to respond, you will receive a copy of your response via email. Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to help us. Responses will be published where we have been given permission to do so.

All respondents should be aware that the Scottish Government is subject to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this consultation exercise.

Next steps in the consultation process

Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public, and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public at http://consult.scotland.gov.uk. If you use Citizen Space to respond, you will receive a copy of your response via email. Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to help us. Responses will be published where we have been given permission to do so.

What happens next?

Consultation is an essential part of the policy-making process. It gives us the

opportunity to consider your opinion and expertise on a proposed area of work.

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and used as part of the decision making process, along with any other available evidence.

Any consultation events that are arranged will be communicated separately.

We aim to issue a report on this consultation process in late summer 2018. Depending on the responses received, this may:

  • indicate the need for further policy development or review
  • inform the development of a particular policy
  • help decisions to be made between alternative policy proposals
  • be used to inform the development of legislation and finalise this before it is implemented

Comments and complaints

If you have any comments about how this consultation exercise has been undertaken, then please send any comments to Landlordreg2018@gov.scot.

or write to us at:

Landlord Registration Consultation
Scottish Government, Victoria Quay
Private Rented Sector Team (1HS)
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ


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