1. Landlord responsibilities

You must register as a landlord with the local council to rent out your property in Scotland.

It’s a criminal offence to rent out your property without being registered.

As a landlord, you have responsibilities, including:

Financial responsibilities

You’ll have to pay Income Tax on your rental income, minus your day-to-day running expenses.

You must get permission from your mortgage lender if you have a mortgage on the property you want to rent out.