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Holiday Let Regulation Update by Russell Fleming Cert CIH Lettings Director

Posted on Febuary 19, 2020 at 3:53 PM


Following a public consultation on the regulation of short term/holiday lets last year, that government has announced plans to regulate the sector.

The Housing Minister announced in parliament that the Scottish Government will:

Introduce licencing for short-term lets, under the Civil Government (Scotland) Act 1982, with a mandatory safety component which will apply to all short-term lets across Scotland. Local authorities will also be given the discretion to put in place further conditions; to help tackle littering or overcrowding of properties, for example.
Give local authorities the power to introduce short-term let control areas within which planning permission will always be required for the change of use of whole properties for short-term lets.
Undertake a review of the tax treatment of short-term lets, to ensure they make an appropriate contribution to the communities they operate in.
Regulations giving local authorities these new powers to licence short-term lets and introduce control areas will be in place by spring 2021.

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Holiday Let Regulation Update by Russell Fleming Cert CIH Lettings Director


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