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Dear Argyll and Bute Council,

1. Since. January 2010 to December 2019 how many applications were made to register as a private landlord?

2. Same period how many applications were rejected?

3. Same period how many registrations were revoked?

4. What type of Disclosure Scotland certificate do you obtain if at all on the applicant?

Yours faithfully,

John Brown

Administrator, Argyll and Bute Council

Dear John Brown

Request for information: Freedom of Information request - Private

Thank you for your information request which we have logged as reference

It has been passed to the relevant service(s) for attention and you should
receive a response under either the Freedom of Information (Scot) Act 2002
or the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 by 2020-03-06

Please quote the reference number above in any correspondence you may have
with the Council in regard to this request.


FOI Officer

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relation to this request will be used only for the intended purpose -
please read the full privacy notice to find out more about how your
personal information will be handled, and your rights under data
protection legislation.

Sinclair, David (Risk Management Assistant), Argyll and Bute Council

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Dear Mr Brown,


Request for information: Landlord Registration

Reference: argyllbuteir: 11282


I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).


Please see below information in fulfilment of your request.


The Landlord Registration system is provided by the Scottish Government
and offers the following functions:

•           The online application process used by landlords

•           The public search facility used by tenants, neighbours and
other interested members of the public

•           The administrative portal used by local authority Landlord
Registration teams

This online platform was wholly redeveloped and re-launched in February
2017. Information relating to applications under the legacy system is no
longer available. Therefore your request for information prior to February
2017 is refused under Section 17 of FOISA.

The number of applications received by Argyll and Bute Council on the new
system since February 2017 to date is as follows:

•           New applications: 1236

•           Renewal applications: 2866

The number of revoked applications is 2

The number of refused applications is 0.  We actively work with landlords
who may not initially meet any required standards in order to bring their
operations up to a standard that meets the requirement.

We do not routinely request a disclosure certificate from landlords, with
each case being dealt with on a case by case basis should we have reasons
to believe that information provided regarding criminal convictions
requires additional evidence. We have an information sharing protocol in
place with the Scottish Police Authority which forms the basis of any
initial enquires. This could be followed up with the request that a
landlord provide a criminal convictions certificate if we considered

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which your request for information
has been dealt with you are entitled to request a review by writing to the
Executive Director Customer Services, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory,
Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8RT, or by email to [1][Argyll and Bute Council request email].


Your request for review must state your name and address for
correspondence, specify the request for information to which your request
for review relates and why you are dissatisfied with the response. 


You must make your request for review not later than 40 working days after
the expiry of the 20 working day period for response to your initial
request by the Council, or not later than 40 working days after the
receipt by you of the information provided, any fees notice issued or any
notification of refusal or partial refusal.


If you make an application for review and remain dissatisfied with the way
in which the review has been dealt with you are entitled to make an
application to the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle,
Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS (Tel: 01334 464610) for a
further review. You can now do this online here -


You must make representation to the Scottish Information Commissioner no
later than 6 months after the date of receipt by you of the notice or
decision you are dissatisfied with or within 6 months of the expiry of the
period of 20 working days from receipt by the Council of your request for


Yours sincerely,




[3]David Signature



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