The Scottish Government has introduced a licensing regime for short-term lets in Scotland. Under the scheme, local authorities will be required to establish a short-term let licensing scheme by 1 October 2022.
If you are an existing host or operator (operating before 1 October 2022) you will have to apply for a licence before 1 April 2023.
After 1 October 2022, new operators of short-term let accommodation must have a licence before taking any bookings.
By 1 July 2024 it will be illegal to operate a short-term let without a licence.