Aberdeen Private Rented Sector 2012 to 2017: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/01174
Date received: 19 April 2018
Date responded: 20 April 2018

Information requested

The total number of landlords and properties registered with Aberdeen City Council in the Private Rented Sector at 31st December on each year, from 2012 to 2017.


While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government is only able to provide some of the information you have requested. The table below provides for the total number of Registrations for landlords, joint owners, agents, and properties registered with Aberdeen City Council in the private rented sector at 31st Dec on each year, from 2012 to 2016.

Year Total number of Registrations (a) Total no of registered properties
2012 12886 18249
2013 16364 19160
2014 18133 20949
2015 19151 22252
2016 19659 23011
2017 (b) 19636 23034

(a) This figure includes Principle landlords, Joint owners and those acting as Agents for landlords.

(b) 2017 data ends in January 31 st 2017.

With regard to the information for 2017, following the re-launch of the Landlord Registration System in February 2017 it is not possible to obtain accurate figures while we currently operate across both the legacy IT system and the new platform. This introduces duplicate counting from the active registrations in the legacy system and the registrations brought onto the new system via landlord applications and updates. We foresee that this issue will remain until the bulk migration is complete with all the active registrations contained within the new system. We hope to complete the bulk migration over summer 2018.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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