Extension applicable to existing short-term let hosts / operators
Existing short-term let hosts / operators will have more time to apply for a licence after plans for a one-off extension were announced.
The Scottish Government has said it plans to extend the timeframe for the short-term let licensing scheme by six months. This is subject to parliamentary approval, expected in early 2023.
If approved, existing hosts will have up until 1 October 2023 to apply for a short-term let licence.
The change for existing hosts recognises the impact of the wider economic circumstances on tourism businesses.