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Plans for a licensing scheme for short-term lets in Scotland

2 months 3 days ago #3 by gazer
The new short term let licensing scheme for Scotland starts to take effect.
Edinburgh is to become first UK city to force Airbnb landlords to seek council consent to let their homes in bid to stamp down on anti-social behaviour and housing shortages
Edinburgh has one of the lowest proportions of social housing in Scotland, with only 14% of homes in Edinburgh being social housing, compared to a Scottish average of 23%. Owner occupier is the most prevalent tenure in Edinburgh, with 59% of homes in this category and 25% private rented homes in Edinburgh, compared to a Scottish average of 14%.

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