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Planning consent: pre-application advice service – City of Edinburgh Council – Citizen Space

Created: March 7, 2019
Posted in: Business, Guidance, Legislation, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

The Following announcement has been received from The City of Edinburgh Council The City of Edinburgh Council is the planning authority for Edinburgh, responsible for assessing applications for planning consent. As part of this process, the Council’s Planning service currently offers pre-application advice. Pre-application advice is advice given to an applicant before they have made […]

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Update from ASSC’s CEO on Policy Paper: Long-Term Approach to Short-Term Letting 

Created: March 1, 2019
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Member Benefits, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

The ASSC is the leading source of knowledge on short-term letting and holiday homes in Scotland. Since our founding in 1978, we’ve grown from just a handful of members meeting around a table to include nearly 700 members covering over 7,000 properties across Scotland. We are also Scotland’s only trade body representing our vital sector […]

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ASSC Unveils Long-Term Approach to Short-Term Letting paper

Created: February 19, 2019
Posted in: Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Uncategorized

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) has launched a new policy paper on holiday let regulation   The Long-Term Approach to Short-Term Letting paper was announced by ASSC Chief Executive, Fiona Campbell, during a speech at the Private Renting in Scotland: Rent Pressure Zones and Short-term Lets event hosted by Holyrood magazine. As part of the ASSC’s on-going to commitment […]

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What Might A Tourist Tax Mean For You?

Created: December 12, 2018
Posted in: Business, Legislation, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

The Scottish Government is facilitating a national discussion on the issue of a tourism tax, to allow all relevant and interested parties to share their views and evidence for and against.  Please click here to take part in the conversation and share your views.    A Message from STA: The arguments for and against a […]

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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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