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.