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Short-Term Let Regulation

In July 2020, the Scottish Government announced that they were resuming their plans, first unveiled back in January 2020, for the introduction of a licensing system, planning control areas, and a review of the tax treatment of short-term lets.

The Scottish Government has now launched the consultation on detailed proposals for regulating short-term lets in Scotland. 

You can find the consultation paper here.

The Short-Term Let Delivery Group plan to give a brief overview of their proposals at the Autumn Talks webinar on 29 September. They have asked for attendees to read the consultation paper in advance of the session so that they can get into the detail.

This Talk will include a presentation by Andrew Mott, Chair of the Scottish Government’s Short-Term Let Delivery Group, Scottish Government and will will include a discussion around the regulation of short-term lets, providing an opportunity to properly assess and refine the detail of the regulations to ensure that there is an appropriate balance between the needs of local communities and Scotland’s important tourist economy.  This will be an important one-time opportunity to connect directly with the Scottish Government’s Short-Term Lets Delivery Group to discuss the proposed licensing and planning measures.

Book here to attend. This is free to members of the ASSC.

We are conducting a survey into the ;potential impact of licensing to Edinburgh. If you operate in Edinburgh, please respond here.

Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers Chief Executive, Fiona Campbell, said:

“Scotland’s self-caterers will engage fully and proactively with the Scottish Government throughout this consultation process, as we have done throughout the pandemic.

“Our sector, worth £723million to Scotland’s economy each year, has been hit hard in recent months and we’ll be doing everything we can to get the best outcome for our members.

 “We’re also acutely aware of the need to take into account the needs of our businesses and the communities of which they are part to ensure a balanced and nuanced approach is taken in the interests of all involved.”

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