Short term lets licensing

Before you apply - declarations you must make

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

The applicant confirms:

  • the particulars given on this application form are true
  • all the owners of the property have been identified. These persons are named on the application form
  • permission to use the property for the purpose of a short term let has been given by the owners
  • all the people involved in the day-to-day management of the property as a short term let have been identified and are listed on the application
  • the licensing authority will be notified of any changes to the day-to-day management of the property
  • 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
  • all reasonable steps have been taken to ensure the property is safe for residential use
  • 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, issued within the last 10 years (if such EPC is required)
  • the property licence number 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • satisfactory safety certification for any pressure vessels, lifts or other mechanical equipment used on the property has been completed

The applicant declares they have checked:

  • that the licence holder complies with additional licence conditions (if applicable)
  • that the property meets the repairing standard
  • the food hygiene and safety rules that apply to the licence holder

The applicant declares that they understand:

  • it is an offence to provide statements to The Highland Council (as a licensing authority) that is false or misleading, or that you know to be
  • the information provided by me on the form may be stored on a computer system for licensing purposes. The information may be disclosed to other relevant parties for background enquiries