Short term lets licensing

Before you apply - declarations you must make

When making your application, you will be asked to confirm the declarations below. You will not be able to apply for a licence, if you cannot do so.

List of declarations

  • All the owners of the property have been identified. These people will be named on the application form.
  • Permission to use the property as a short-term let has been given by the owners.
  • All the people involved in the day-to-day management of the property have been identified and will be named on the application form.
  • Only those named as the duty holder can carry out day-to-day management of the property.
  • Satisfactory equipment is installed to detect and warn against fire, suspected fire and carbon monoxide.
  • Furniture and furnishings within the property comply with fire safety regulations with records to demonstrate compliance.
  • The property has an up to date Gas Safety Certificate for any gas installations.
  • Any oil-fired central heating installation has been serviced annually and a certificate provided by a competent person.
  • Any solid fuel appliance has been cleaned annually with satisfactory ventilation for combustion purposes and a certificate provided by a competent person.
  • All the electrical fittings and items within the property are in good working order and state of repair.
  • The property has an up to date Electrical Installation Condition Report, dated within the last 5 years.
  • A Portable Appliance Testing Report has been provided for all moveable appliances to which guests have access to within the property. These are dated, labelled, and signed.
  • Whether the property is supplied with water by Scottish Water or has a private water supply registered with The Highland Council.
  • The property has been assessed for the risk from exposure to legionella.
  • All reasonable steps have been taken to ensure the property is safe for residential use.
  • The property meets the repairing standard.
  • Satisfactory safety certification for any pressure vessels, lifts or other mechanical equipment used on the property has been completed.
  • All required planning permissions and building warrant documentation have been applied for. This includes for any alterations made to the property.
  • Information has been prepared for guests on the use of the property and is provided to the guests ahead of arrival.
  • The property has a valid Energy Performance Certificate, if required, issued within the last 10 years.
  • The property licence number, once provided, will be displayed on adverts and listings for the property.
  • Plans have been made to display the property EPC rating on adverts and listings, if required.
  • There is valid buildings insurance for the intended use of the property.
  • There is valid public liability insurance for the intended use of the property.
  • Checked if The Highland Council has any additional licence conditions the licence holder can comply with.
  • The food hygiene and safety rules that apply to the licence holder have been adhered to.