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Chamber and committees

Question reference: S6W-11061

  • Asked by: Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 21 September 2022
  • Current status: Answered by Shona Robison on 4 October 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how many properties have been registered for rental in each year since 1999, broken down by local authority area.


Answer

The Landlord Register came into effect following the Antisocial Behaviour Act 2004, with associated monitoring information available from 2007. Local authorities are responsible for the administration and enforcement of landlord registration, and are the data controllers of the information on the landlord registration IT system for landlords in their area. The Scottish Government receives monthly aggregate information extracted from the system, including on the total number of active registrations and the number of properties that these relate to, which are set out in the tables below for each of the years in which these figures are available between 2007 and 2022. However the Landlord Registration System is an administrative system used primarily to manage the registration of landlords and rental properties, and has not been designed to produce robust statistical figures on the sector. The figures presented should therefore be considered in the context of data quality issues which include impacts from changes to IT systems over time, a risk of duplicated data and double counting of rental properties in certain instances for joint owners, as well as data issues stemming from any potential lags in the provision of information by landlords on changes to circumstances to existing registrations, and we would advise caution in the use of these figures if making any specific comparisons over time or between local authority areas especially the number of properties within the 2017 – 2019 period which have been subject to significant data quality issues and are not considered to be accurate counts of the number of properties across these years .

 

Aug-22     Dec-21    
           
           
LA Active Registrations Properties LA Active Registrations Properties
Aberdeen City 19683 24818 Aberdeen City 19889 24896
Aberdeenshire 8600 11798 Aberdeenshire 8746 11903
Angus 4294 7025 Angus 4367 7097
Argyll and Bute 2725 3412 Argyll and Bute 3005 3872
City of Edinburgh 42303 59602 City of Edinburgh 41866 58763
Clackmannanshire 1393 1958 Clackmannanshire 1408 1967
Dumfries and Galloway 6332 10288 Dumfries and Galloway 6571 10689
Dundee City 9202 15339 Dundee City 9354 15561
East Ayrshire 4459 6004 East Ayrshire 4607 6088
East Dunbartonshire 2754 2934 East Dunbartonshire 2734 2934
East Lothian 3609 4721 East Lothian 3739 4832
East Renfrewshire 2306 2350 East Renfrewshire 2317 2462
Eilean Siar 602 609 Eilean Siar 640 629
Falkirk 4936 6450 Falkirk 5031 6563
Fife 14417 20927 Fife 14778 21079
Glasgow City 39474 58919 Glasgow City 39394 58241
Highland 7637 10773 Highland 8265 11362
Inverclyde 2521 3791 Inverclyde 2546 3688
Midlothian 2470 2848 Midlothian 2408 2724
Moray 3002 4152 Moray 2727 3866
North Ayrshire 2726 4690 North Ayrshire 2931 4884
North Lanarkshire 8271 12423 North Lanarkshire 7795 11739
Orkney Islands 885 1010 Orkney Islands 883 1005
Perth and Kinross 5300 9551 Perth and Kinross 5138 9318
Renfrewshire 7429 10080 Renfrewshire 6554 9216
Scottish Borders 4688 7500 Scottish Borders 4959 7888
Shetland Islands 454 473 Shetland Islands 495 521
South Ayrshire 3805 5267 South Ayrshire 3999 5442
South Lanarkshire 11583 15063 South Lanarkshire 12008 15347
Stirling 4189 5744 Stirling 4273 5906
West Dunbartonshire 2031 2696 West Dunbartonshire 2082 2790
West Lothian 4669 6417 West Lothian 4789 6548
           
Total 238749 339632 Total 240298 339820

 

Dec-20     Dec-19    
           
           
LA Active Registrations Properties LA Active Registrations Properties
Aberdeen City 19908 24606 Aberdeen City 20369 30952
Aberdeenshire 8975 12041 Aberdeenshire 9185 15542
Angus 4236 6854 Angus 4427 8420
Argyll and Bute 3293 4288 Argyll and Bute 3680 5939
City of Edinburgh 42003 57596 City of Edinburgh 41542 66657
Clackmannanshire 1543 2062 Clackmannanshire 1583 2600
Dumfries and Galloway 6819 10798 Dumfries and Galloway 7120 14427
Dundee City 9590 15531 Dundee City 10180 20719
East Ayrshire 4732 6129 East Ayrshire 4897 7884
East Dunbartonshire 2873 2989 East Dunbartonshire 3029 3869
East Lothian 3718 4868 East Lothian 3856 5915
East Renfrewshire 2310 2381 East Renfrewshire 2383 3000
Eilean Siar 591 597 Eilean Siar 621 783
Falkirk 5141 6638 Falkirk 5474 8711
Fife 15024 21194 Fife 16002 28055
Glasgow City 38871 56227 Glasgow City 39879 67733
Highland 8287 11484 Highland 8700 15338
Inverclyde 2570 3698 Inverclyde 2740 4969
Midlothian 2619 2933 Midlothian 2787 3920
Moray 2454 3292 Moray 3065 5171
North Ayrshire 3710 5557 North Ayrshire 4304 7401
North Lanarkshire 8201 11790 North Lanarkshire 8755 14699
Orkney Islands 871 1009 Orkney Islands 923 1424
Perth and Kinross 5577 9691 Perth and Kinross 6447 13345
Renfrewshire 7505 10000 Renfrewshire 7681 12232
Scottish Borders 5119 8043 Scottish Borders 5147 10096
Shetland Islands 603 627 Shetland Islands 546 731
South Ayrshire 4446 5836 South Ayrshire 4869 7765
South Lanarkshire 12283 15227 South Lanarkshire 12837 20412
Stirling 4381 5936 Stirling 4695 7764
West Dunbartonshire 2133 2803 West Dunbartonshire 2277 3287
West Lothian 4904 6689 West Lothian 5055 8568
           
Total 245290 339414 Total 255055 428328

Dec-18     Jan-17    
           
           
LA Active Registrations Properties LA Active Registrations Properties
Aberdeen City     20,377 30,801 Aberdeen City       19,636    23,034
Aberdeenshire      9,350 15,608 Aberdeenshire        9,166    12,276
Angus      4,676 8,839 Angus        4,741      7,247
Argyll and Bute      4,097 6,867 Argyll and Bute        4,545      5,878
City of Edinburgh     42,675 67,984 City of Edinburgh       43,732    59,949
Clackmannanshire      1,717 2,763 Clackmannanshire        1,782      2,434
Dumfries and Galloway      7,404 14,893 Dumfries and Galloway        7,318    11,148
Dundee City     10,217 20,573 Dundee City        9,999    16,269
East Ayrshire      5,073 8,017 East Ayrshire        5,005      6,328
East Dunbartonshire      3,129 3,895 East Dunbartonshire        3,150      3,149
East Lothian      4,254 6,469 East Lothian        4,422      5,247
East Renfrewshire      2,494 3,171 East Renfrewshire        2,510      2,461
Eilean Siar        600 739 Falkirk        5,645      6,850
Falkirk      5,611 8,754 Fife       17,299    23,327
Fife     16,657 29,266 Glasgow City       39,165    55,854
Glasgow City     39,926 64,653 Highland       10,719    14,133
Highland      8,852 15,329 Inverclyde        3,050      4,616
Inverclyde      2,885 5,183 Midlothian        3,293      3,471
Midlothian      2,822 3,862 Moray        3,898      5,056
Moray      3,693 6,311 Eilean Siar         744       720
North Ayrshire      5,009 8,154 North Ayrshire        5,442      8,033
North Lanarkshire      9,423 15,605 North Lanarkshire        9,387    13,221
Orkney Islands        964 1,440 Orkney Islands        1,022      1,115
Perth and Kinross      6,606 13,458 Perth and Kinross        7,050    11,220
Renfrewshire      7,964 12,197 Renfrewshire        7,512      9,556
Scottish Borders      5,473 10,542 Scottish Borders        5,360      8,946
Shetland Islands        534 700 Shetland Islands         587       909
South Ayrshire      4,920 7,849 South Ayrshire        5,046      6,527
South Lanarkshire     12,754 20,107 South Lanarkshire       13,597    16,355
Stirling      4,895 7,915 Stirling        4,797      6,240
West Dunbartonshire      2,522 3,553 West Dunbartonshire        2,600      3,286
West Lothian      5,306 8,820 West Lothian        5,592      7,029
           
Total    262,879 434,317 Total     267,811   361,884

Dec-16     Dec-15    
           
           
LA Active Registrations Properties LA Active Registrations Properties
Aberdeen City     19,659 23,011 Aberdeen City       19,151     22,252
Aberdeenshire      9,166 12,236 Aberdeenshire        8,510     12,149
Angus      4,750 7,259 Angus        4,808      7,164
Argyll and Bute      4,495 5,886 Argyll and Bute        4,517      5,833
City of Edinburgh     44,011 59,782 City of Edinburgh       43,074     57,951
Clackmannanshire      1,791 2,421 Clackmannanshire        1,880      2,403
Dumfries and Galloway      7,322 11,124 Dumfries and Galloway        7,303     11,011
Dundee City     10,026 16,230 Dundee City        9,789     15,771
East Ayrshire      5,037 6,332 East Ayrshire        5,001      6,252
East Dunbartonshire      3,180 3,149 East Dunbartonshire        3,086      3,042
East Lothian      4,445 5,256 East Lothian        4,414      5,192
East Renfrewshire      2,500 2,454 East Renfrewshire        2,458      2,374
Falkirk      5,631 6,845 Eilean Siar         672        716
Fife     17,330 23,278 Falkirk        5,627      6,786
Glasgow City     39,385 55,624 Fife       16,922     22,363
Highland     10,735 14,141 Glasgow City       38,558     55,999
Inverclyde      3,057 4,596 Highland       10,502     13,803
Midlothian      3,282 3,463 Inverclyde        2,991      4,526
Moray      3,873 5,048 Midlothian        2,837      3,424
Eilean Siar        736 718 Moray        3,887      4,909
North Ayrshire      5,447 7,993 North Ayrshire        5,546      7,777
North Lanarkshire      9,401 13,230 North Lanarkshire        9,077     12,704
Orkney Islands      1,023 1,118 Orkney Islands        1,010      1,107
Perth and Kinross      7,055 11,215 Perth and Kinross        7,004     11,020
Renfrewshire      7,549 9,543 Renfrewshire        7,066      9,049
Scottish Borders      5,397 8,953 Scottish Borders        5,781      8,866
Shetland Islands        587 908 Shetland Islands         572        864
South Ayrshire      5,065 6,528 South Ayrshire        5,093      6,447
South Lanarkshire     13,527 16,321 South Lanarkshire       13,582     16,005
Stirling      4,838 6,218 Stirling        4,926      6,085
West Dunbartonshire      2,566 3,311 West Dunbartonshire        2,519      3,182
West Lothian      5,647 7,144 West Lothian        5,369      7,230
           
Total    268,513 361,335 Total     263,532    354,256

Dec-14     Dec-13    
           
           
LA Active Registrations Properties LA Active Registrations Properties
Aberdeen City     18,133 20,949 Aberdeen City       16,364    19,160
Aberdeenshire      8,073 11,939 Aberdeenshire        7,778    11,310
Angus      4,712 7,010 Angus        4,407      6,617
Argyll and Bute      4,335 5,668 Argyll and Bute        4,129      5,346
City of Edinburgh     42,187 55,818 City of Edinburgh       40,225    53,357
Clackmannanshire      1,719 2,411 Clackmannanshire        1,646      2,261
Dumfries and Galloway      7,030 10,699 Dumfries and Galloway        6,553    10,071
Dundee City      9,486 15,127 Dundee City        8,887    14,674
East Ayrshire      4,903 6,035 East Ayrshire        4,671      5,828
East Dunbartonshire      3,059 2,983 East Dunbartonshire        2,906      2,748
East Lothian      4,280 5,056 East Lothian        4,225      4,944
East Renfrewshire      2,387 2,335 East Renfrewshire        2,253      2,217
Eilean Siar        556 720 Eilean Siar         440       689
Falkirk      5,561 6,524 Falkirk        5,402      6,230
Fife     15,991 21,443 Fife       14,848    20,062
Glasgow City     35,723 53,115 Glasgow City       31,760    47,453
Highland     10,117 13,200 Highland        9,001    12,239
Inverclyde      2,792 4,331 Inverclyde        2,436      3,863
Midlothian      2,602 3,283 Midlothian        2,586      3,074
Moray      3,797 4,762 Moray        3,589      4,543
North Ayrshire      5,320 7,375 North Ayrshire        4,932      6,826
North Lanarkshire      8,717 12,072 North Lanarkshire        7,762    11,071
Orkney Islands      1,093 1,154 Orkney Islands        1,026      1,128
Perth and Kinross      6,907 10,699 Perth and Kinross        6,814    10,719
Renfrewshire      6,426 8,744 Renfrewshire        5,787      8,097
Scottish Borders      5,797 8,667 Scottish Borders        5,548      8,347
Shetland Islands        501 796 Shetland Islands         390       679
South Ayrshire      5,069 6,462 South Ayrshire        4,807      5,905
South Lanarkshire     12,954 15,420 South Lanarkshire       12,098    14,500
Stirling      4,732 5,804 Stirling        4,489      5,564
West Dunbartonshire      2,393 2,950 West Dunbartonshire        2,158      2,599
West Lothian      5,429 7,215 West Lothian        5,101      7,066
           
Total    252,781 340,766 Total     235,018   319,187

Jan-12     Nov-11    
           
           
LA Active Registrations Properties LA Active Registrations Properties
Aberdeen City     12,886 18,249 Aberdeen City       10,181     16,600
Aberdeenshire      7,145 10,316 Aberdeenshire        6,621      9,299
Angus      4,070 6,249 Angus        3,599      5,702
Argyll and Bute      3,698 4,888 Argyll and Bute        3,218      4,372
Edinburgh, City of     37,092 48,900 Clackmannanshire        1,446      1,830
Clackmannanshire      1,631 2,056 Dumfries and Galloway        4,828      8,184
Dumfries and Galloway      6,125 9,478 Dundee City        6,579     12,580
Dundee City      7,881 13,585 East Ayrshire        3,714      4,793
East Ayrshire      4,228 5,320 East Dunbartonshire        2,331      2,326
East Dunbartonshire      2,680 2,541 East Lothian        3,688      4,385
East Lothian      3,948 4,692 East Renfrewshire        1,640      1,747
East Renfrewshire      2,009 2,015 City of Edinburgh       33,076     43,762
Eilean Siar        454 606 Eilean Siar         418        550
Falkirk      4,871 5,628 Falkirk        4,216      4,929
Fife     13,685 18,120 Fife       12,001     16,372
Glasgow City     27,258 41,829 Glasgow City       22,938     36,233
Highland      7,586 10,840 Highland        6,395      9,479
Inverclyde      2,036 3,528 Inverclyde        1,685      3,209
Midlothian      2,198 2,736 Midlothian        1,618      2,373
Moray      3,370 4,265 Moray        2,914      3,783
North Ayrshire      4,143 6,069 North Ayrshire        3,430      5,017
North Lanarkshire      6,424 10,114 North Lanarkshire        5,504      8,674
Orkney Islands        967 1,094 Orkney Islands         965      1,057
Perth and Kinross      6,275 10,123 Perth and Kinross        5,540      9,425
Renfrewshire      5,111 7,412 Renfrewshire        4,166      6,761
Scottish Borders      5,268 8,052 Scottish Borders        4,836      7,633
Shetland Islands        332 580 Shetland Islands         396        493
South Ayrshire      4,233 5,266 South Ayrshire        3,691      4,734
South Lanarkshire     11,113 13,532 South Lanarkshire        9,635     12,669
Stirling      4,071 5,120 Stirling        3,627      4,652
West Dunbartonshire      1,980 2,308 West Dunbartonshire        1,707      1,937
West Lothian      4,573 6,437 West Lothian        4,253      5,762
           
Total    209,341 291,948 Total     180,856    261,322

 
Dec-10
    Dec-09    
           
           
           
           
LA Active Registrations Properties LA Active Registrations Properties
Aberdeen City     12,166 15,085 Aberdeen City       11,765    13,704
Aberdeenshire      6,573 8,916 Aberdeenshire        5,913      8,157
Angus      3,203 5,199 Angus        2,912      4,832
Argyll and Bute      2,849 4,015 Argyll and Bute        2,861      3,951
Clackmannanshire      1,264 1,638 Clackmannanshire        1,153      1,479
Dumfries and Galloway      3,896 7,311 Dumfries and Galloway        3,869      6,791
Dundee City      6,158 11,851 Dundee City        5,648    10,718
East Ayrshire      3,238 4,264 East Ayrshire        2,942      3,860
East Dunbartonshire      2,221 2,136 East Dunbartonshire        1,913      1,758
East Lothian      3,333 4,143 East Lothian        3,115      3,860
East Renfrewshire      1,434 1,601 East Renfrewshire        1,481      1,515
City of Edinburgh     31,790 41,944 City of Edinburgh       31,280    39,204
Eilean Siar        442 500 Eilean Siar         461       454
Falkirk      3,541 4,301 Falkirk        2,990      3,769
Fife     10,230 14,758 Fife        9,493    12,728
Glasgow City     20,490 32,478 Glasgow City       19,336    28,944
Highland      6,760 8,741 Highland        6,250      8,106
Inverclyde      1,312 2,794 Inverclyde        1,477      2,513
Midlothian      1,501 1,990 Midlothian        1,667      1,751
Moray      2,496 3,454 Moray        2,307      3,216
North Ayrshire      3,158 4,381 North Ayrshire        2,990      3,854
North Lanarkshire      4,759 7,390 North Lanarkshire        4,185      6,410
Orkney Islands        928 1,025 Orkney Islands         914       995
Perth and Kinross      5,322 9,078 Perth and Kinross        4,789      8,488
Renfrewshire      3,933 6,022 Renfrewshire        3,629      5,291
Scottish Borders      4,362 7,172 Scottish Borders        4,224      6,966
Shetland Islands        353 426 Shetland Islands         337       395
South Ayrshire      3,364 4,211 South Ayrshire        2,879      3,785
South Lanarkshire      8,828 11,528 South Lanarkshire        8,866    10,580
Stirling      3,295 4,284 Stirling        3,144      4,005
West Dunbartonshire      1,484 1,752 West Dunbartonshire        1,362      1,575
West Lothian      3,918 5,235 West Lothian        3,645      4,733
           
Total    168,601 239,623 Total     159,797   218,387

Dec-08     Dec-07    
           
           
           
LA Active Registrations Properties LA Active Registrations Properties
Aberdeen City     10,651 12,082 Aberdeen City        8,486     10,247
Aberdeenshire      4,983 7,291 Aberdeenshire        3,698      5,937
Angus      2,423 4,285 Angus        1,916      3,733
Argyll and Bute      2,404 3,524 Argyll and Bute        1,954      3,071
Clackmannanshire        939 1,243 Clackmannanshire         688        972
Dumfries and Galloway      3,393 6,301 Dumfries and Galloway        2,937      5,771
Dundee City      4,808 9,688 Dundee City        3,501      7,479
East Ayrshire      2,308 3,230 East Ayrshire        1,670      2,539
East Dunbartonshire      1,448 1,357 East Dunbartonshire        1,006        991
East Lothian      2,645 3,228 East Lothian        1,961      2,649
East Renfrewshire      1,220 1,304 East Renfrewshire         908      1,054
City of Edinburgh     27,036 34,114 City of Edinburgh       22,577     29,520
Eilean Siar        417 416 Eilean Siar         373        368
Falkirk      2,474 3,118 Falkirk        1,845      2,499
Fife      7,604 10,641 Fife        5,910      8,444
Glasgow City     16,134 24,629 Glasgow City       12,845     20,993
Highland      5,212 7,224 Highland        4,386      6,258
Inverclyde      1,339 2,251 Inverclyde        1,119      1,979
Midlothian      1,312 1,455 Midlothian         969      1,227
Moray      1,846 2,660 Moray        1,493      2,239
North Ayrshire      2,256 3,179 North Ayrshire        1,677      2,537
North Lanarkshire      3,544 5,273 North Lanarkshire        2,558      4,154
Orkney Islands        943 993 Orkney Islands         826        898
Perth and Kinross      3,850 7,481 Perth and Kinross        3,197      6,441
Renfrewshire      2,772 4,176 Renfrewshire        1,998      3,186
Scottish Borders      3,472 6,178 Scottish Borders        2,736      5,324
Shetland Islands        314 371 Shetland Islands         273        337
South Ayrshire      2,359 3,166 South Ayrshire        1,958      2,691
South Lanarkshire      6,417 8,106 South Lanarkshire        3,890      5,167
Stirling      2,654 3,595 Stirling        2,060      3,068
West Dunbartonshire      1,058 1,290 West Dunbartonshire         725        960
West Lothian      3,245 4,072 West Lothian        2,441      3,270
           
Total    133,480 187,921 Total     104,581    156,003

associated monitoring information available from 2007 onwards which have been subject to significant data quality issues and are not considered to be accurate counts of the number of properties across these years