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Repairing Standard

Created: December 3, 2018
Posted in: Business, Guidance, Industry News, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry

Draft copies of two Scottish Statutory Instruments intended to amend the repairing standard for private sector housing were published on 3rd December. These statutory instruments implement the commitment made to amend the repairing standard following Part 2 of the consultation on Energy Efficiency and Condition Standards in the private rented sector (https://consult.gov.scot/better-homes-division/energy-efficiency-programme/), which ASSC submitted […]

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ASSC Statement on Planning (Scotland) Bill Amendment

Created: November 23, 2018
Posted in: Member Benefits, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry

Scottish Green MSP, Andy Wightman, has proposed an amendment to the Planning (Scotland) Bill which would require people to get planning permission to let out their home as a short-term let. The change he makes to the bill is that ‘the use of a dwellinghouse for the purpose of providing short-term holiday lets involves a […]

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Why our decades-old industry is worried about blunt new Airbnb rules

Created: September 18, 2018
Posted in: Business, Industry News, Legislation, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

An interesting Article from Dorren Quinn, CEO of the Irish Self-Catering Federation: “The self-catering sector plays an integral role in Irish tourism. “BACK IN THE 1950s, ’60s, ’70s, even into the ’80s, a fortnight’s holiday at home in Ireland was the fashionable thing to do. “You headed off with everything but the kitchen sink to […]

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Press Release: Baxter’s Place Planning Permission Refusal

Created: August 31, 2018
Posted in: Press Release, Regulations, Representation

City of Edinburgh Council’s Development Management Subcommittee unanimously refused planning permission for a short-term letting proposal at 7-8 Baxter’s Place. Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers Chief Executive, Fiona Campbell, said: “The ASSC supports fully the decision to refuse planning permission to the ‘party flats’ at Baxter’s Place. “Running a ‘party flat’ in this manner and permitting […]

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A Message from the ASSC Chairman: CrowdJustice Appeal to Stop the Threat Facing Short-Term Rental

Created: August 30, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Regulations, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

CrowdJustice Appeal – Stop the threat facing Short-Term Rental : https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/shorttermrentalthreat2/ “We at the ASSC have been alerted to an increasing number of operators being served with enforcement notices to cease trading in their short-term rental properties. “The decision to support Nicola’s case has not been taken lightly and is one that we believe will determine […]

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BBC World Service: Tourism Tax in Edinburgh

Created: August 29, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Regulations, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

ASSC’s CEO Fiona Campbell, Interviewed Live on BBC  Radio World Service on 28th August.   Discussions covered Tourism Tax, the Short Term Rental Sector and the collaborative economy in Edinburgh Listen Here:

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ASSC Issue Press Release – CrowdJustice Campaign Stop the Threat Facing Short-Term Rental – Phase 3

Created: August 20, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

Following the huge success and support for this campaign so far, we are delighted to be supporting the next phase, to take the case onto court proceedings. Please see the Press Release and link to the CrowdJustice Page Here: ASSC Press release 20.08.18 Crowd Justice: Stop the Threat Facing Short-Term Rental – Phase 3

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Radio Scotland Property Surgery: Holiday Lets

Created: July 18, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Uncategorized

ASSC’s CEO Fiona Campbell, Interviewed Live on BBC  Radio Scotland’s The Property Surgery on 17th July.   Discussions covered Holiday Lets and the Self Catering Industry. The discussion kicks off at 1hr 32. The next part of the discussion is 1hr 57 minutes in, and then 2 hrs 13m (CEO Interview) Listen Here: The Kaye Adams […]

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Scottish Government Publishes Report on Collaborative Economy

Created: July 10, 2018
Posted in: Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

The Scottish Government’s response to the recommendations made by the Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy have been published today.   Read it here.   Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) Chief Executive, Fiona Campbell, said: “The ASSC welcomes the publication of the Scottish Government’s response to the recommendations made by the Scottish Expert […]

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Far More Than Just Houses: The Benefits of the Short-Term Rental Sector to Scotland

Created: June 19, 2018
Posted in: Partners for Business, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

New Report Shows Benefits of Short-Term Rentals in Scotland Scotland’s traditional short-term rental sector continues to make a positive impact on the Scottish economy, a new report has found. The findings, compiled by data research organisation Frontline on behalf of the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC), show that professional short-term rentals generates £723million of economic […]

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