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APRIL 03, 2018 | BY Perthshire Property Services
Consultation On Proposals To Landlord Registration

The Scottish Government has published a consultation on making changes to the landlord registration system. The changes being considered are: –

  • an inflationary increase in the principal fee/property fee from £55/£11 to £70/£14 ;
  • requiring landlords to confirm and/or evidence that they are adhering to legislation including safety certificate, EPC and legionnaires requirements in order to ensure landlords are aware of/adhering to their responsibilities;
  • an extra charge (approximately £2) on the principal fee to cover the cost of running the online registration system;
  • removing the 10% online application discount, the 100% joint owner discount and the 50% multiple area discount to better reflect the administrative costs in processing applications;
  • charging a fee to those who need to update the register to because of a change in circumstances to cover the cost of processing these updates;
  • offering discounts to landlords who have undergone training or are members of accreditation scheme in order to reward best practice.

The consultation can be found here and the deadline for responding is 7 June 2018.  We would encourage all landlords to submit their own individual responses.