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This section contains guidance for local authorities and other professionals involved in the private rented sector.

Private Landlord Support Officer Toolkit for Local Authorities

I want to see a sector that is characterised by more good quality homes, being managed more professionally, where tenants feel more secure.
– Ministerial Foreword, Landlord Registration Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities (August 2017)

This online toolkit aims to provide practical resources and checklists to local authorities who wish to engage more actively with private landlords to help meet their landlord registration and engagement responsibilities.

It draws on good practice developed through Shelter Scotland Private Landlord Support Officers (PLSOs) between 2016-18.

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