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A new licensing scheme for short-term let hosts which aims to ensure consistent safety standards while reinforcing the positive reputation of Scottish tourism and hospitality opened on October 1. The Scottish Government said the licensing scheme was developed in response to concerns raised by reside

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A corporate landlord that was refused an award of £950 for the repair of a door damaged by police officers executing a drugs search warrant has successfully had the decision re-made by the Upper Tribunal for Scotland. Umali Ltd had been awarded £4,338.60 for rent arrears and other damage

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The City of Edinburgh Council’s Regulatory Committee has agreed a new licensing scheme which includes additional controls for short-term lets for properties used as secondary letting within a tenement or shared main door property. The licencing scheme will allow the authority to restrict tenem

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Moray Council’s Licensing Committee has moved forward with provisions for short-term let licensing requiring local authorities to introduce a scheme to license people who offer premises on short-term lets. The package approved in Moray includes an application form, guidance, fee proposals

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Property agent professional body Propertymark has written to cabinet secretary for social justice, housing and local government Shona Robison to seek clarification on the recent announcement from the Scottish Government on rent freezes and a moratorium of evictions until at least 31 March 2023.

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The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland has granted a wrongful termination order under the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 for payment of £4,800 to a woman who was evicted from an Aberdeen property after being told the property was to be sold. Linzi Catto, the tenant under a priva

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A licensing scheme for all short-term lets in Dundee will be introduced on October 1, in line with recent Scottish Government legislation. Before it goes live, Dundee City Council is looking for views on the draft policy statement and proposed additional licensing conditions.

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The private rented sector is not the reason for fewer Scottish homeowners, according to analysis of the official data by property firm, DJ Alexander Ltd. The property firm said that the Scottish Government argues that if there was no private rented sector (PRS) then more houses would be available fo

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Aberdeenshire Council is seeking the views of residents, visitors and other interested stakeholders on its draft short-term lets policy statement and proposed additional conditions for a licence. Local authorities in Scotland are legally obliged to introduce a licensing scheme for properties operati

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Propertymark is calling on both letting and estate agents from across the country to share their thoughts and experiences as it looks to scope out the extent of the issue of short-term lets through its online survey. The membership organisation for estate agents said that while the rise of the short

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