Pragmatic changes on short term lets legislation welcomed

UKHospitality Scotland Executive Director Leon Thompson

Commenting on the Scottish Government’s planned to changes to Short Term Lets legislation UKHospitality Scotland’s Executive Director Leon Thompson said:

“The recent announcement by the Scottish Government on changes to the proposed licensing scheme for short term lets takes us a step closer to the introduction of parity for all tourism accommodation providers in Scotland.

“UKHospitality Scotland has consistently called for the introduction of licensing for short-term lets to achieve a level playing field. This is to ensure our members do not continue to be put at a financial and competitive disadvantaged by the expanding rental market.

“The changes set out by the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government, following a third consultation on licensing, demonstrates that the Scottish Government has genuinely listened to stakeholders on all sides of this conversation. UKHospitality Scotland looks forward to continuing to participate in the dialogue, as legislation moves to the Scottish Parliament and guidance around the scheme is developed by the industry working group.”

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