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17 Jan 2022
New rules for second homes introduced by UK Government

Changes, announced 14 January 2022, are set to target homeowners who leave properties empty rather than letting out to holidaymakers.

14 Jan 2022
Local Government and Housing Committee inquiry into second homes

The Welsh Government have embarked on a three-pronged approach to tackle what many are calling a ‘second homes crisis’ in some areas across Wales.

21 Dec 2021
Land Transaction Tax higher rates on second homes consultation

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation as part of its ‘three-pronged approach’ to address perceived affordability issues and the impact of second homes and holiday lets in some parts of Wales.

29 Nov 2021
North West highest for tenant demand as London records lowest

PRS Report: Propertymark members reported the lowest number of new prospective tenants in October since December 2020.

24 Nov 2021
Welsh second homes and holiday lets policy changes proposed

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation which proposes changes to the planning system that could mean that planning permission is required for a change of use from primary to a secondary home or holiday let.

23 Nov 2021
Scottish Government report fails to address key PRS issues

The Scottish Government has published a report laying out its response to the consultation on the draft Short-Term Lets Draft Licensing Order.

09 Nov 2021
Short-Term Lets Licensing in Scotland

The Scottish Government sought further evidence on its Short-Term Lets Licensing Order, under which all councils in Scotland will be required to have an operational licensing system by October 2022.

26 Oct 2021
Propertymark input to European Agent network on short term lets

Propertymark contributed to an event jointly organised by CEPI (European Association of Real Estate Professionals) and the European Parliament’s URBAN Intergroup to discuss short-term rental platforms and their impact on the real estate sector, and cities in Europe.

08 Oct 2021
Propertymark highlights major concerns to UK Goverment

Major concerns for the property sector have been reiterated in letters issued by Propertymark to outline actionable points for levelling up our country and communities.

14 Sep 2021
Draft licensing order and business and regulatory impact assessment

A new licensing scheme is being developed to help ensure that short term lets are safe and help address issues faced by local residents and communities. All Scottish councils will have to adopt a short-term lets licensing system by October 2022.

06 Jul 2021
Welsh Government unveils 'ambitious' plan to tackle second home crisis

The new ‘three-pronged approach’ focuses on affordability and availability of housing, which includes plans for a pilot area, where new measures will be trialled and evaluated before a wider rollout.

17 Mar 2020
Staggering amount of short term lets found to be unlawful

An online tracking tool that records the scale of short term lets in Scotland has found properties are being let unlawfully, according to a survey by Scottish Green MSP Andy Wightman.

31 Jan 2020
The impact of short-term lets

Nearly half a million properties could be left unavailable for residents looking to rent in the private rented sector. More landlords are exiting the market and moving into short-term lets due to the raft of legislative changes they have to face.

09 Jan 2020
Councils in Scotland empowered to regulate short term lets

Housing Minister, Kevin Stewart, announced measures in the Scottish Parliament to provide local authorities with the ability to implement licensing schemes for short-term lets from Spring 2021.

21 Jun 2019
Proposals around the Scottish short-term lettings market

The Scottish Parliament has voted to pass an amendment to the Planning Bill affecting short-term lets and there will now be a designated “control area” where ministers can introduce regulation.

13 Jun 2019
Report finds that landlords abuse holiday let contracts to evade tenants’ rights

According to a new report, landlords and agents in Scotland are exploiting Airbnb-style holiday let contracts to avoid long-term tenancies and evade their responsibilities to tenants.

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