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12 Apr 2022
Short-term holiday lets non-domestic rates

Are proposed changes to the thresholds that short-term holiday let businesses must meet to be eligible for non-domestic rates (NDRs) sufficiently clear?

28 Mar 2022
Proposed introduction of local variation of LTT

As part of its approach to tackling perceived issues arising from second home ownership and short-term holiday lets, the Welsh Government has proposed to introduce local variations to the higher rate of Land Transaction Tax (LTT).

04 Mar 2022
New legislation to increase council tax premiums on second homes

From 1 April 2023 local authorities in Wales can increase council tax premiums on second homes and long-term empty properties by 300 per cent.

21 Feb 2022
Planning legislation and policy for second homes and short-term holiday lets

As part of its 'three-pronged approach' the Welsh Government has consulted on a proposal to make amendments to planning policy and development management in Wales.

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.

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