Private Sector Landlords

If you are considering becoming a Private sector landlord, and renting out your property to tenants you should consider the following before you make any decisions:

If the answer to any of these questions is 'No' then you should take steps to correct this before advertising the property for rent.

All relevant pages can be accessed from the 'More pages in this section' menu.

Advice and Information

You can also contact our Homelessness and Advice Section on telephone: 01856873535 or via email, if you would like any advice or assistance with becoming a private landlord in Orkney.

Legislation and Registration

Further information on legislation and good practice is available from the Scottish Governments Better Renting Scotland website in the Related Sites section.

You can also register online as a Private Landlord within the 'Related Sites' section of this page.

Tax Liability

Further information for individual landlords on bringing tax affairs up to date if letting out residential property is available from HM Revenues and Customs website within the 'Related Sites' section of this page.

Related Sites

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

Email: customerservice@orkney.gov.uk

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