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Private Landlord Registration

All private landlords are legally required to be registered with their local authority.

Registration covers all private rented properties. The landlord needs provide the following information:

  • personal details
  • a list of all let properties
  • the name and address of any letting agent used

Letting agents are not obliged to register separately, but are encouraged to do so. Each application is assessed to make sure the applicant is a 'fit and proper 'person.


How to apply

You can apply on-line at the Landlord Registration website or by sending a completed application form to the Strategic Planning and Delivery Team, Housing and Social Work, Aberdeenshire Council, Gordon House, Blackhall Road, Inverurie AB51 3WA. Tel: 01467 628491 / 628492.

The registration fee is £55, plus a fee of £11 per property. There is a 10% discount for applying on-line. Registration lasts for three years.

You can download an application form here:


Joint owners and agents also need to complete this form:


As part of the application process you will be asked if you comply with the legal requirements of being a landlord:


You will need to renew your registration before the expiry date, if you are continuing to rent out the property:


If you have a registration number and wish to add a property to your portfolio, please use this form:


If you are a landlord or creditor you must tell us when you start to take court action that could result in making someone homeless. By giving us this early warning, you can help us to take action to prevent homelessness.


Inclusions and Exemptions

Guidance Notes, which were published to help Local Authorities, may be of some use to Landlords and help clarify inclusions and exemptions, these can be viewed / downloaded from Scottish Government website: Guidance notes on inclusions and exemptions from the Scottish Government.


Contact Us

For more information or advice, please call us on 01467 628491 / 628492 or email us at landlordregistration@aberdeenshire.gov.uk