Most want regulation

Controls looming for short-term property lettings

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Lettings are under review (pic: Terry Murden)

Landlords face new regulations on Airbnb-style short term lets in a move to eradicate anti-social behaviour and the “hollowing out” of communities.

A Scottish government consultation exercise found majority of respondents wanted action to control a three-fold increase in Scottish properties let for short-term use since 2016, with 32,000 recorded in May alone.

In some cases, residents claim their neighbourhoods had been transformed by a revolving number of tourists and party-goers staying in flats for a few nights at a time.

Views were mixed as to whether there should be registration or licensing for short-term lets.

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