Short Term Lets update

The Highland Council informs hosts and operators that an online application form will be available by 1 October 2022

The Council is not yet accepting applications for short-term let licences. A further public announcement will be made once the online application form opens.

Information about the new short term let licensing scheme including what hosts and operators require to have in place for applying can be found here:

There is also a link to the fee structure, the Council’s Short Term Let Policy Statement and additional conditions.

After 1 October 2022, new operators of short-term let accommodation must have a licence before taking any bookings or receiving guests. This also applies to existing operators who establish new short-term let accommodation after 1 October 2022.

Existing hosts or operators (operating before 1 October 2022) can continue to accept bookings and receive guests while their application is being determined and have until 1 April 2023 to apply for a licence.

Please note that the online application process is not yet open. 

The application process is going through its final testing and will be open for applications shortly before 1 October 2022.  

Further notification will be published when the application process is open.

21 Sep 2022