Homes First Briefing Papers and other useful resources - links, guidance, documents.

Short Term Lets Briefing Paper 6 - Homes First Survey Results

July 2020

This paper summarises the results of the Homes First Survey - where short-term lets are, what taxes they pay and whether or not they have planning permission.

Short Term Lets Briefing Paper 5 - Key Safe Deposit Boxes

January 2019

The fifth briefing paper explores a range of questions that have been asked about key safe deposit boxes.

Short Term Lets Briefing Paper 4 - Proposed Amendments to the Planning (Scotland) Bill

July 2018

This paper summarises proposed amendments to the Planning (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 from the summer of 2018.

Short Term Lets Briefing Paper 3 - Legislation

November 2017

This third briefing paper explores the legislative and regulatory framework that currently exists in Scotland, to consider how it could be reformed to provide better regulation of short term lets.

Short Term Lets Briefing Paper 2 - Taxation

August 2017

In this second briefing paper, we examine the question of property taxation and short term lets and how over £10 million of non-domestic rates is being avoided by the owners of short term lets.

Short Term Lets Briefing Paper 1 - Introduction

April 2017

This paper explores the nature and scale of the growth of the short-term lets market, and identifies possible avenues of reform.

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