Application form
for landlords


To become an accredited landlord you must first be registered with all relevant local authorities, be managing the property yourself or have engaged the services of an accredited letting agent.

Please include names and corresponding registration numbers of each local authority with which you have registered.

Local authority name

Registration number

If you are you a member of Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) please provide your membership number

If you are a member of any other landlord association please provide details:

Where did you hear about Landlord Accreditation Scotland (LAS)?

Section One - Your details

Landlord name:

Trading name (if applicable):

Address:

Post Code:

Mobile tel no:

Daytime telephone no:

Email:

Section Two - Your rental properties

House No

Flat Ref (if any)

Street

City/Town

Postcode

Landlord Accreditation Checklist

The following is a checklist that landlords must meet or be working towards in order to be awarded accredited status. If you require more details about a particular standard, please refer to the Scottish National Core Standards for Accredited Landlords which is the basis of Landlord Accreditation Scotland.

You should select yes beside each point only if you are certain that you are complying with the standard required.

As the landlord I confirm that:

Standard 1 - Communication with tenants

I/we communicate clearly and promptly with the tenant on any matter that affects the property and its
management

Standard 2 - Equality Issues

I/we practice equal opportunities in managing my/our properties. I/we do not treat any person or group any less
favourably because of race, colour, ethnic origin, sex or disability or sexual orientation when letting or managing
property

Standard 2 - Complaints and Disputes

At the outset of the tenancy I/we will advise the tenant in writing of the way/s that any complaints should be registered, will keep a record of any complaints and the outcome of any complaints, and will seek to resolve any dispute involving the tenant or the property, including neighbour disputes, promptly and lawfully

Standard 3 - Pre-Letting Procedures and the Tenancy Agreement

Where applicable, I/we have permission from the mortgage lender to use the property for letting purposes

I/we have adequate buildings and third party liability insurance cover

I/we provide any new tenant with the required Easy Read Notes or Statutory Supporting Notes to accompany a Private Residential Tenancy

Standard 3 - Rent, Deposit and Other Charges

I/we provide receipts for rental payments, except when payments are received electronically or by direct debit/standing order

I/we do not discriminate against a prospective tenant who intends to obtain a deposit, rent or rent guarantee from a recognised scheme designed to help low-income tenants gain access to private rented accommodation

I/we will ensure that any deposit paid to me/us will be lodged within 30 working days of the start of the tenancy agreement in line with Scottish tenancy deposit regulations

Standard 3 – Inventory

I/we provide a detailed inventory, which the tenant(s) is given seven working days to check and agree, which can be amended if required and copied to the tenant(s)

I/we provide contact numbers for emergency and non-emergency repair work

Standard 4 - Repairing Standard

I/we have read and understand that any let property must meet the Repairing Standard
see section 5.4 of the Scottish National Core Standards and Good Practice Guidance for Private Landlords – Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 section 19

I/we will inspect the property before a tenancy starts for the purpose of identifying any work necessary to comply with the Repairing Standard and notify the tenants of any such work

I/we will arrange for repairs and maintenance to be carried out within a reasonable time period, providing proper notice for access

I/we will provide a fixed space heating appliance or a central heating system (and appropriate ventilation) that works effectively in each living room and bedroom

Standard 5 - Repairs and Maintenance

I/we will provide the tenant(s) with information regarding what constitutes an emergency

I/we understand that the tenant must give reasonable access to the property but that I/we must give 48 hours advance notice in writing or my/our intention to enter the property – except where an emergency repair is required.

My/our property is in good decorative order

Standard 6 - Facilities & Fittings

I/we confirm that sinks, baths, showers, wash hand basin (with hot and cold water) and WCs must meet the requirements of the Tolerable Standard

See section 7.1 of the Scottish National Core Standards and Good Practice Guidance for Private Landlords – Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 section 86 (as amended)

Standard 7 - Energy Efficiency, Insulation and Heating

Where necessary and practical I/we will undertake measures to improve energy efficiency, including hot water tank
and pipe lagging and adequate insulation to roof void areas. See section 8 of the Scottish National Core Standards and Good Practice Guidance for Private Landlords

Standard 8 - Health, Safety and Home Security

I/we undertake all necessary regulatory checks in terms of gas and electrical safety inspections relevant to my/our rental properties.

Where the property has a gas supply I/we have provided the tenant(s) with written instruction on what to do if there is a gas leak or a fault in a gas appliance

I/we ensure that all contents including the lampshades and furniture incorporating glass comply
with the General Product (Safety) Regulations 1994 and other relevant legislation. See section 8.11 of the Scottish National Core Standards and Good Practice Guidance for Private Landlords – The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988

I/we carry out a risk assessment with regard to Legionnaires Disease in line with the HSE Approved Code of Practice and guidance

I/we ensure that the accommodation has secure window locks and secure front and rear access doors (where appropriate) that do not prejudice means for escape in case of fire

Landlord Declaration

I/we would like to apply to become an accredited landlord

I/we confirm that I/we have read and meet or are working towards meeting the standards outlined in the Scottish Core Standards for Accredited Landlords

I/we will not knowingly supply false information in relation to Landlord Accreditation Scotland

I/we agree to provide updated property lists, annually to Landlord Accreditation Scotland in respect of the properties owned/managed

I/we will allow a representative of or person appointed by Landlord Accreditation Scotland to visit the property (if necessary) to confirm that standards are being met

I/we confirm that we will attend at least one Core Standard Training session annually

I/we confirm that I/we have copies of the following documentation (where applicable) and can provide copies if requested by Landlord Accreditation Scotland

  • THE TENANCY AGREEMENT(S)
  • INFORMATION GIVEN TO THE TENANT ON HOW TO REGISTER A COMPLAINT AND HOW THE
    COMPLAINT WILL BE DEALT WITH (IF NOT INCLUDED IN THE TENANCY AGREEMENT)
  • GAS SAFETY CERTIFICATE (where applicable)
  • ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION CONDITION REPORT (EICR)
  • PORTABLE APPLIANCE TEST CERTIFICATE
  • ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
  • LEGIONELLA RISK ASSESSMENT
  • HOUSES IN MULTIPLE OCCUPATION (HMO) LICENCE(S) (where applicable)

I/we confirm that, where I/we have been unable to resolve a dispute with a tenant(s) that, I am willing to use mediation services to try and resolve the dispute (subject to the tenant’s agreement)

I/we confirm that I have read the Scottish Core Standards for Accredited Landlords (the Standards) in full and understand that I must meet all of the requirements as written to be accredited. I also understand that accreditation status may be revoked if there is evidence that any part of the Standards are not being met. Decision on whether accredited status should be revoked by LAS is final.

Core Standards Read

I/we understand that to ensure consistency, information about my application could be shared with a local authority where a local authority partnership is in place

Your name:

Date

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Further information on completing the form can be obtained from the LAS office. Tel: 0131 553 2211

Thank you for completing the application form. Landlord Accreditation Scotland will now process this application and should we require any clarification or further information regarding your application we will contact you within 10 working days of receiving your form. If we are able to proceed with your application without contacting you, we will endeavour to complete the application process within 20 working days.