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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.

28 Nov 2018
Housing Beyond 2021 (Scotland): Discussion Paper

We gave the Scottish Government our opinions on their proposals to address housing issues such as an ageing population, climate change, affordability and more beyond 2021.