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Short-Term Let Regulation

Last week, the Scottish Government published their consultation on short-term let regulation which focuses on the introduction of a licensing scheme and planning control areas.

This can be accessed here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/short-term-lets-consultation-licensing-scheme-planning-control-areas-scotland/

The consultation will remain open until 16th October and the responses will help inform the secondary legislation which will be laid in the Scottish Parliament in December 2020.

We have prepared a briefing which condenses the Scottish Government’s sixty-page consultation document and highlights the main points of interest.

This consultation will have significant ramifications for our sector and the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers are engaging with officials and policymakers as part of the consultation process.

We appreciate that you will have numerous personal and business-related demands on your time but it is also important that professional self-caterers make their voices heard on these regulations.

The ASSC is in the process of compiling a detailed and evidence-based submission to the consultation and will share this with you as soon as it is finalised. This can be used to help inform your own response to the consultation and we will also be issuing guidance to assist with your response in due course.

In the meantime, please find attached briefing: Briefing on STL consultation

Our fifth Autumn Talk on Tuesday 29th September at 12 noon (timing is different to other Talks) is entitled REGULATION OF SHORT-TERM LETS by the Short Term Lets Delivery Group, Scottish Government.

We are delighted to announce that Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism & MSP for Inverness and Nairn will welcome attendees at the start of this Autumn Talk led by the Scottish Government’s Short Term Lets Delivery Group on the regulation of short-term lets.

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.

We are entering a period of engagement which provides 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 your place here.

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