Your views will help the Scottish Government shape the regulatory approach to short-term lets.
Their questions are here
The consultation paper is here.
The Scottish Government consultation paper highlights :
– a regulatory approach which might involve registration and/or licensing of short-term lets, with the possible addition of a market-based mechanism to control numbers. The consultation asks for your opinions on the types of short-term lets which should be regulated and the controls which should be applied
– other action being taken by the Scottish Government which may impact on short-term lets, including the developments in the Planning Bill which is currently before Parliament
– that the Scottish Page 4 of 50 Short-Term Lets: Consultation Government has committed to an independent evaluation of the Small Business Bonus Scheme for non-domestic rates and will consult this year on the principles of a locally determined tourist tax, including its application to short-term lets prior to introducing legislation to permit local authorities to introduce such a tax, if they consider it appropriate for local circumstances. The Small Business Bonus Scheme evaluation, planned to commence in June 2019, will explicitly explore the impact of the Small Business Bonus Scheme on the short-term letting market and the Scottish Government are committed to the findings being addressed in time for the 2022 non-domestic rates revaluation.