Letting Regulations

Letting Regulations Guide

As a Landlord, you are required to ensure that any property conforms to Government defined standards and also that you have registered yourself as a Landlord.

If you arrange a meeting with our letting agent in Glasgow we will be happy to complete a full evaluation of your property and give advice on what may be required when leasing a property and the best way compliance can be achieved.
The main landlords’ regulations to which you will need to comply with are –

Landlord Registration

If your rental property is in Scotland you will need to register as a landlord with the Council where the rental property is located. You can do this via the website www.landlordregistrationscotland.gov.ukand this registration is valid for three years.

If you speak to us, we can help to make sure your Glasgow property lettings meets all the requirements and, if work is required, advise you on the most effective ways to make any changes.

Repairing Standard

You must ensure that your Glasgow property lettings meet the Repairing Standard at all times during any tenancy.

The Repairing Standard is set out in full in Chapter 4 of Part 1 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 which can be viewed at https://www.gov.scot/publications/repairing-standard/

Safety Regulations 

The Gas Safety (Installation & Usage) Regulations 1998

These regulations cover all gas appliances in the property and a check must be carried out once a year by a registered Gas SAFE engineer to ensure that they all comply.

The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994

This includes an overall check of the electrics in the property (EICR) valid for five years and also Portable Appliance (PAT) testing.

Furniture & Furnishings

must comply with fire regulations

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) 2008

required for all rental properties. If you have had a home report done then an EPC survey should be part of this so you may not require a new survey.

Smoke Alarms

it is a legal requirement that every rental property have interconnected mains powered smoke alarms. These should be located in every regularly used communal or circulation area and there should also be a heat detector in the kitchen area.

Legionella Risk Assessment (LRA)

this is required for all let properties in Scotland and is valid for two years.

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms

CO Alarms are required in properties that have gas appliances.

If you have any more questions about leasing a property you can contact our letting agent in Glasgow here.


We will give you a free desktop evaluation of your rental property by the next working day after enquiry and can visit property at your earliest convenience to give full valuation and appraisal.


“I have been using John at JLC Property for over a year now, to manage four of our properties and have been impressed with the level of service so much so that we have now given him a fifth property to take care of. They have always paid our money on the agreed date every month and taken care of everything. I have no hesitation in recommending their services.”


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“I was new to letting property and so was not familiar with the regulations or process. JLC Property were very helpful in talking me through this and and in helping get my property ready to rent very quickly. There was also no charge to me until my property was tenanted. I would highly recommend their service to any other landlord seeking a helpful and efficient Letting Agent.”


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