Short Term Lets Consultation


1. Introduction
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The Scottish Government brought into force The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) Order 2022 (“2022 Order”). This 2022 Order introduced a licensing scheme for Short Term Lets, which requires all Short Term Lets to be licensed by 1 April 2024. The 2022 Order provides for changes to be made to the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 to reflect this new Short Term Let licensing scheme being introduced. A Short Term Let is defined by legislation.

Prior to the introduction of the 2022 Order, there was no requirement to licence Short Term Lets in Scotland.  

The licensing authority must be able to accept Short Term Let licensing applications on or after 1 October 2022 and it must also have policies in place on certain matters.

At a meeting of the Licensing  and Regulatory Committee on 22 June 2022, the Committee agreed to instruct a public consultation of the draft Short Term Let Policy detailed below.

The Council will process any personal data you provide in your response appropriately in accordance with data protection legislation. The Council intends to publish a summary of responses received to the consultation exercise.

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 gives the public a right of access to information held by the Council; this includes any responses we receive to the consultation exercise. The Council may disclose your response to third parties on request.  In disclosing responses the Council will take appropriate steps to redact personal data subject to relevant provisions of the 2018 and 2002 Acts.

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