Short-Term Lets

According to the Scottish Government, ‘short-term lets have become the subject of much controversy in some parts of Scotland and evoke strong opinions’.

The Edinburgh Evening News recently published the below article, related to the Council’s shutdown of a local business. https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/politics/laundrette-shut-down-by-edinburgh-council-for-servicing-40-unauthorised-airbnb-style-flats-1-4956363

The Scottish Government has recently been asking residents for opinions on the impact of short term lets and could potentially bring forward permission for a licensing regime, to allow local authorities to regulate the trade.

The Scottish Government’s recent consultation set out the factual background on ‘short term let’s, describing the issues arising and outlining local authorities’ current powers to address them.

For more information on the Scottish Government’s position in relation to ‘short term lets’ contact shorttermlets@gov.scot

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