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A Landlord Has to Perform Certain Duties in Edinburgh

By Calum Rendall Subscribe to RSS | March 20th 2012 | Views:

There are many people who want to become landlord either through letting a house or just a room. There are number of landlords who rent out property in edinburgh to the several businesses. They often take the lodger for the sake of cost sharing. The landlords who have their own flats in edinburgh they let out their old homes and after that they move out to the new houses, then the landlords use their house as a rental property. It is very common trend amongst landlords that they buy a property in edinburgh for rent and make the investment.

In this way the landlord has to perform the certain duties and responsibilities towards the tenant. There are number of landlords who have houses or flats in edinburgh with the professional approach and they have well managed and high quality property in edinburgh. But there are some landlords in this field who have no professional approach towards their business and they do not know about the legal rights of the tenant. In this way the Scottish Government have formed the legal setup for improving the renting standard of flats in edinburgh.

Landlord Registration:

It is necessary for all landlords who have the property in edinburgh. So they are duty bound to register the property with their local authority. This registration will ensure that person is a fit and a proper person to let property. Any landlord who let out his house or flats in edinburgh without registration, it is an offence. In this way the government can impose the fine up to £50,000 for letting an unregistered property. A registration is given by the local authority for three years. There will be an enforcement action against any property which has been let after this time period. Consequently the landlord will has to renew the registration.


The management is one of the very important issues in renting. The tenancy period must go on smoothly between the landlord and tenant. So it is very important for both the parties to know and well aware of their rights and duties. So the landlord should lay down the rules in the agreement, i.e. when and where to put the rubbish, cleaning arrangements etc. Moreover these things must be written down in the contract which is enforceable by law. Any rights and duties which are given by law cannot be signed out.

Physical Issues:

The landlord should make sure that his property is wind and watertight with reliable appliances and efficient heating system. Moreover the landlord should be careful about the maintenance of the house. It is necessary that landlord should make sure that his property is in good quality condition. A well maintained property can help to get the high rent. If any property wants to care in the case of repairing then it should be repaired immediately before to endanger to anyone. The law has also laid down some gas, electric and furnishing requirements which must be met.

Calum Rendall - About Author:
Calum Rendall is a marketing officer for Greenlet, property lettings website in Edinburgh. If you want more information on edinburgh flats to rent, please visit flats in edinburgh.

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