short term lets
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.”
Airbnb set to be regulated as short-term lets amendment to Planning Bill goes through
Amendment also passed giving power to councils to buy land at existing use value
AN AMENDMENT to the Planning Bill which would see all short-term lets have to apply for council planning consent has passed stage two of the Bill’s passage through parliament.
Amendment 45 was tabled by Scottish Greens MSP Andy Wightman, and is an attempt to regulate the enormous rise of short term lets in Scotland, especially through the use of digital holiday letting company Airbnb.
Concentration of Edinburgh Airbnbs 4 times greater than London or Paris
According to Edinburgh City Council figures, there is now one Airbnb listing for every 54 Edinburgh residents
EDINBURGH has a higher concentration of Airbnb listings than London, Paris or New York, it has been revealed.