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Publication - Guidance

Landlord registration: statutory guidance for local authorities 2017

Published: 4 Sep 2017
Part of:
Housing
ISBN:
9781788511728

Statutory guidance for local authorities regarding the effective regulation of landlord registration.

58 page PDF

690.4kB

58 page PDF

690.4kB

Contents
Landlord registration: statutory guidance for local authorities 2017
Annex B

58 page PDF

690.4kB

Annex B

Summary of breaches, offences and sanctions

Breach/Offence

2004 Act

Sanctions available

Failure to register whilst letting a residential property

Section 93

  • Rent Penalty Notice (Right of appeal)
  • Report to the Procurator Fiscal
  • £50k fine

Non-registered owner communicates with a person about entering into a lease or occupancy agreement

Section 93

  • Report to the Procurator Fiscal
  • £50k fine

Provision of false information, or failure to specify required information in an application form

Section 83

  • Refuse registration if not FPP (Right of appeal)
  • Summary offence fine £1k

Failure of registered person to notify changes in circumstance

Section 87

  • Review FPP status
  • Remove from the register if not FPP (Right of appeal)
  • Summary offence fine £1k

Registered person no longer FPP

Section 84

  • Revoke registration status and remove from the register (Right of appeal)

De-registered/refused person continues to let property

Section 93

  • Rent Penalty Notice (Right of appeal)
  • Report to the Procurator Fiscal
  • £50k fine

Registered landlord's agent is found not FPP

  • Report to the Procurator Fiscal
  • £50k fine

Failure to notify appointment of an agent or giving false information

Section 88

  • Review FPP status
  • Remove from the register if not FPP (Right of appeal)
  • Summary offence fine £1k

Failure to include required information in an advert

Section 92B

  • Review FPP status
  • Refuse/revoke registration if not FPP (Right of appeal)

Failure to comply with LA request for information

Section 97A

  • Review FPP status if offence committed by landlord/agent
  • Refuse/revoke registration if not FPP (Right of appeal)
  • Summary offence fine £500


Contact

Email: Gary Mitchell, Gary.mitchell@gov.scot

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG