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Press Release: ASSC Hits Back at Short-Term Let Critics

Created: August 14, 2017
Posted in: Press Release, Representation, Self-catering Industry

The ASSC has responded to the increasing level of criticism levelled at the short term letting sector.

A number of reports released in recent weeks ignore the substantial benefits the sector brings to the local and national economy.

In the second in a series of briefing papers on short-term lets, Andy Wightman, a Scottish Green MSP for Lothians, has alleged that millions of pounds in non-domestic rates revenue is being avoided by short-term let property owners. Wightman has also criticised short-term lets for causing a number of problems in Edinburgh, ranging from anti-social behaviour to housing shortages.

Fiona Campbell, Chief Executive of the ASSC said: “This report reads like another list of prejudices against short term lets as opposed to being a reasoned analysis of the sector. We are very concerned at the wholly negative portrayal of short-term lets and the unbalanced media coverage on the issue. Short-term rental has been a successful part of the Scottish tourism economy for many years and will be crucial in securing the goals set out in the national tourism strategy.” Read more:

ASSC Hits Back at Short-Term Let Critics

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