My partner has recently started a new tenancy. Due to her poor credit rating she was relieved to find a landlord who did not carry out a credit check on her but the downside is she does not have a tenancy agreement from him, it was a handshake agreement.
I expressed my concerns about this and it turns out her new landlord is not registered. The property does not have smoke and CO2 detectors installed, 5 lever mortice locks, etc.
Is it a legal requirement in Scotland for all private landlords to be registered? This individual apparently owns three other rental properties.