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Short-term Let Licensing Scheme for Edinburgh

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On 27 July 2022, The Scottish Government approved the designation of the whole City of Edinburgh Council area as a Short-term Let Control Area for the purposes of Section 26B of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997.

In accordance with Section 26B of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 and The Town and Country Planning (Short-Term Let Control Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 use of an entire dwelling that is not a principal home as a short-term let will be a material change of use requiring planning permission. 

Further information on the Short-term Let Control Area can be found on the City of Edinburgh Council’s website.