City of Edinburgh Council
Andy Wightman calls for investigation into ‘illegal practices’ as Living Rent report reveals abuse of holiday lets by rogue landlords
Scottish Government must “take action now close this loophole and drastically step up regulation and ensure tenants are safe,” says co-author of new report
New data revealing 1 Airbnb for every 48 Edinburgh residents sparks renewed calls for regulation on short-term lets
Edinburgh Council housing and economy convenor: “Short term lets are having a terrible impact. They’re hollowing out communities, both in the city centre and increasingly across Edinburgh.”
Former homeless Greens councillor slams Edinburgh Council for homelessness law-breaking
Edinburgh city council sending homeless Scots’ to Bed & Breakfasts as far away as Motherwell and Livingston for extended periods
A councillor in Edinburgh who was has previously been homeless has slammed the capital authority for breaking the law on how long homeless people can be housed in temporary accommodation.
Councils are allowed to house homeless people in temporary accommodation for up to a week, but a shortage of council housing has mean't some are remaining longer in bed & breakfast (B&B) style accommodation.