Private Landlord Registration Enforcement Policy


Landlords will have the right to appeal the conditions of registration or the registration process or any decision taken by staff within the Council to enforce a late application fee.  A panel of managers from legal/housing/environmental health who were not involved in the original decision will consider any appeals.

Landlords can appeal to the Sheriff against a Rent Penalty Notice within 21 days of the notice taking effect.  The tenant will be made aware of any appeal in order for them to set aside rent money so that if an appeal is successful, the accumulated unpaid rent can be repaid if ordered by the Sheriff.

Landlords can appeal to the Sheriff if they are de-registered (or against any decision by the Moray Council not to register a landlord) by means of a summary application.  There is no time limit for such an appeal.  The Sheriff may make an order that the person is registered, specifying whether that person is fit and proper as an owner or agent.  If the Sheriff refuses the application a further appeal, within 21 days, can be made to the Sheriff Principal.

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