Short-term lets in Scotland – Licensing Scheme
Following the Scottish Parliament’s approval of The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) Order 2022, local authorities in Scotland are required to establish a short-term lets licensing scheme from 1 October 2022.
From 1 October 2022, new hosts and operators will need to have a licence and cannot accept bookings or have guests stay until their application is granted.
If you are an existing host or operator, you can continue to operate a short-term let without a licence however you will need to apply for a licence by 1 October 2023 if you wish to continue operating while your application is being processed.
You can download a copy of our Short-term lets policy and also search the Licensing register of applications – select the “Civic licence” tab and at “Licence type” select “Short Term Lets".
By 1 July 2024, all short-term lets will require to be licensed in order to continue operating.
Further information can be found at:
- Short-term lets: regulation information
- Short term lets - licensing scheme part 1: guidance for hosts and operators
If you need further assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to apply
- Short-term lets in Scotland – Licensing Scheme
- Guidance notes
- Short-term lets - fees
- Mandatory licence conditions
- Application checklist
- Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Fire Safety Checklist
- Responses to consultation of draft policy