Licensing of Short Term Lets Consultation

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Under the Civic Government Scotland Act 1982 (Licensing of Short Term Lets) Order 2022, local authorities in Scotland must introduce a licensing scheme for properties operating as short term lets. This Order was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 19 January 2022 and a licensing scheme must be in place by 1 October 2022. All short-term lets must be licensed by July 2024.

There are four types of licence for short-term let accommodation:

  • Secondary letting - The letting of property where you do not normally live, for example a second home that is let to guests
  • Home letting - Using all or part of your own home for short-term lets, whilst you are absent. An example of this could be whilst you are on holiday
  • Home sharing - Using all or part of your own home for short-term lets, whilst you are there
  • Home letting and home sharing - Operating short-term lets from your own home while you are living there and for periods when you are absent.

Aberdeenshire Council is seeking the views of residents, visitors and interested groups and organisations on the Council's draft Short Term Lets policy statement and proposed additional conditions for a licence.

The draft policy statement can be found here. The additional conditions are set out in Appendix 3 to the draft policy statement.


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Under the Civic Government Scotland Act 1982 (Licensing of Short Term Lets) Order 2022, local authorities in Scotland must introduce a licensing scheme for properties operating as short term lets. This Order was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 19 January 2022 and a licensing scheme must be in place by 1 October 2022. All short-term lets must be licensed by July 2024.

There are four types of licence for short-term let accommodation:

  • Secondary letting - The letting of property where you do not normally live, for example a second home that is let to guests
  • Home letting - Using all or part of your own home for short-term lets, whilst you are absent. An example of this could be whilst you are on holiday
  • Home sharing - Using all or part of your own home for short-term lets, whilst you are there
  • Home letting and home sharing - Operating short-term lets from your own home while you are living there and for periods when you are absent.

Aberdeenshire Council is seeking the views of residents, visitors and interested groups and organisations on the Council's draft Short Term Lets policy statement and proposed additional conditions for a licence.

The draft policy statement can be found here. The additional conditions are set out in Appendix 3 to the draft policy statement.


In this survey we ask for some personal details to assist us with understanding the points that you are making. This information will not be used within the survey itself.

Please read over the Privacy Policy(External link).


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