Scotland Agent Regulation

Are You Ready for Regulation?

All letting agents working in Scotland need to understand the Letting Agent Code of Practice and should have taken steps to review policies to ensure compliance by 31 January 2018. A register of letting agents will be introduced and is expected to open early 2018.

Inclusion on the register is expected to require a relevant qualification and we are confident that Propertymark Qualifications Level 6 Technical Award in Residential Letting & Property Management (Scotland) will meet the standard.

We are working closely with the PRS Policy Team at the Scottish Government to ensure that the coming measures are practical, workable and serve landlords, agents and tenants effectively. We are stressing the need for training to be relevant and affordable.

Client Money

To be fully compliant all agents must ensure they hold client money in a dedicated client account. Many agents have found that banks and building societies provide easier access to dedicated accounts for our members.

All agents must also belong to a Client Money Protection (CMP) scheme. ARLA Propertymark membership offers a CMP scheme which meets the levels required in the Code of Practice.

Training Dates 2016

Technical Award Support Course - Letting - Scotland Day 1 - covering units 1 & 2

  • Glasgow 15 February
  • Edinburgh 16 February
  • Aberdeen 21 February

Technical Award Support Course - Letting - Scotland Day 2 – covering units 3 & 4 

  • Glasgow 20 February
  • Glasgow 21 March 
  • Edinburgh 22 March
  • Dundee 3 April
  • Inverness 4 April 
  • Aberdeen 5 April

We offer training support in more areas across Scotland than other training providers and at a lower cost. Our training also serves you as a route into membership

Scotland regulation

Qualification and Training Bundles

For a limited period we are offering study support and workbooks for Propertymark Qualifications Level 6 Technical Award alongside membership as part of a number of flexible bundles to support  you in complying with the new regulations.

Bundles will include workbooks for the Level 6 Technical Award in Residential Lettings and Property Management as well as face-to-face study support courses and membership. To register your interest please email

Bundle 1

Save £550

This bundle includes:
 - Qualification Level 6 Workbook 
 - Two days' study support
 - ARLA Propertymark membership

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Bundle 2

Save £470

This bundle includes:
- Two days' study support
- ARLA Propertymark membership

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Bundle 3

Save £200

This bundle includes:
- Qualification Level 6 Workbook
- ARLA Propertymark Membership

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