Private Landlord Registration Enforcement Policy

Failure by a registered person to notify changes of circumstances

Landlords can update their details at any time through the website using their username and password or by contacting the Council in writing.

If a landlord fails to inform the Council of a change in circumstances they are committing an offence. In cases where no notification has been received, the Council will contact the landlord to determine if the failure constitutes a deliberate attempt to mislead the Council or was a genuine oversight.  

In accordance with Section 87(5), of the Antisocial Behaviour etc (Scotland) Act 2004 , a person who is guilty such of an offence, will be liable on summary conviction to a fine.

In cases where there is a repeated failure to notify the Council of changes or if that failure is of a more serious nature (such as conviction or judgement in relation to landlord-tenancy law), the Council will assess and review the “fit and proper person” status of the landlord to determine if they should have their registration removed.

In addition, the Council may decide that a report be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

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