LANDLORDS MUST REMEMBER TO RE-REGISTER

Edinburgh landlords who first registered themselves as such in 2006 should sign up again in the next few months.

Under the Scottish Landlords Registration scheme, private landlords must log their details with City of Edinburgh Council once every 3 years. Around 12,000 landlords will have to re-register before the end of the year.

Registration costs £55 and £11 per property. Late re-registering applications will incur an additional £110 fee. (These sums are national ones set by the Scottish Government.)

For more advice and information go to www.edinburgh.gov.uk/landlordregistration or Tel. 469 5293.

As reported in Extras (5.5.10), the scheme is intended to make it easier for neighbours to contact landlords to discuss matters such as common repairs and tenants' behaviour. The register can be viewed at www.landlordregistrationscotland.gov.uk