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Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee

Short-term lets regulations

The Committee wants your views on plans to regulate short-term lets. 

If approved, the new laws would see the introduction of a licensing scheme for short-term lets. The Scottish Government suggests that the new laws would:

  • make sure short-term lets are safe
  • help with issues faced by neighbours from short-terms lets
  • help councils know and understand what is happening in their areas about the provision of short-term lets

Ahead of the new laws being introduced later this year, the Committee wants to hear from people across Scotland about whether the proposed laws will achieve what they set out to do.  

Plans to regulate short-term lets in Scotland are expected to be considered in November and December.


The new regulations being brought in by the Scottish Government are due to be introduced to Parliament in November.

Originally introduced in December 2020, the Scottish Government undertook more discussion on the issue in response to concerns raised by stakeholders.

Your views

The Committee would like to hear what you think about the suggested changes and is doing a survey so you can give us your views.   

Please could you send your responses to the survey by 29 October 2021.   

Responses which are sent after this may not be looked at by the Committee.

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