Short term lets
The Scottish Government has introduced legislation which requires local authorities to establish a licensing scheme for short term lets by 1 October 2022.
The legislation was brought in by the Scottish Government to ensure short term lets are safe, to address issues faced by neighbours, and to help local authorities understand what is happening in their area.
The legislation aims to balance economic and tourism benefits with the needs and concerns of local communities.
In addition to the introduction of the licensing scheme for short term lets, the legislation allows the local authority to establish short term let “control areas” to help manage high numbers of short term lets.