Useful Contacts and Links
First-Tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property
1 Atlantic Quay
45 Robertson Street
GLASGOW G2 8JB
Tel: 0141 302 5900
Rent Service Scotland
2nd Floor Endeavour House
Dundee DD1 4QB
Tel: 0300 244 7000
Scottish Landlord Register
To check on line if a landlord is registered.
Citizens Advice Scotland
Citizens Advice Bureau which can help with money, legal, consumer and other problems.
Tel: 0808 800 9060
Energy Saving Trust
Gives independent help and advice on how to save energy in the home.
Tel: 0800 512 012
Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets ( Ofgem)
Protects the interests of gas and electricity consumers.
Tel: 0141 331 2678
Offers advice, information and advocacy to tenants in privately rented housing.
Tel: 0808 800 4444
Tenancy Deposit Schemes
Letting Protection Service Scotland
Tel: 0844 472 6666
Safe Deposits Scotland
Tel: 0845 604 4345
Tel: 0845 634 5400
Gas Safe Register
Offers gas safety advice and can take action to ensure that gas appliances in a property are safe.
Tel: 0800 408 5500
Health and Safety Executive
Provides a range of health and safety advice.
Electrical Safety Council
UK charity that provides electricity safety advice for the home.
Tel: 0131 445 4690
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Fire safety advice
Landlord and letting agent representatives
Scottish Association of Landlords
Represents the interests of landlords and letting agencies in Scotland.
Tel: 0131 564 0100
Scottish Land and Estates
Represents the interests of rural landlords in Scotland.
Tel: 0131 653 5400
Landlord Accreditation Scotland
Provides information on accommodation which is managed by an accredited landlord.
Tel: 0131 553 2211
National Landlords Association
An association for private landlords in the UK.
Tel: 020 7840 8900
Association of Residential Letting Agents
An association for registered letting agents.
Tel: 0844 387 0555
Rent (Scotland) Act 1984 -clarification of illegal premiums.
Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 - landlord’s identity requirement; overcrowding and serious disrepair regulation.
Data Protection Act 1998 - tenant's personal data to be held securely and only lawfully disclosed
Antisocial Behaviour etc (Scotland) Act 2004 - landlord registration regulation, anti-social behaviour.
Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 - Housing in Multiple Occupation regime; Tenancy Deposit Scheme regulatory framework; landlord’s right of access; Repairing Standard and right to adapt properties.
Equality Act 2010 - discrimination, including in relation to alterations.
Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 - timing of service of notices
Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Act 2011 - changed the registration of private landlords; amendments to the Housing in Multiple Occupation licensing regime; introduction of Overcrowding Statutory Notices.
The Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011 - tenancy deposit schemes
Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 - introduced regulatory system for letting agents.
Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 - established the private residential tenancy.
Regulations under the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016:
PLEASE NOTE these hyperlinks links to legislation.gov.uk may show the enactments as originally made, so may not always show amendments.