Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) (Amendment) Order 2024: business and regulatory impact assessment

Business and regulatory impact assessment for the 2024 Amendment Order providing a technical update to the Short-Term Lets licensing scheme. It includes provisions which have a practical effect on the operation of the scheme.

10. Legal Aid Impact Test

We do not anticipate any impact on the Legal Aid Fund from the 2024 Amendment. It is possible for an individual to make an application for Legal Aid if they wish to appeal the decision of a licensing board (to the sheriff court). Prior to the Scottish Legal Aid Board considering whether to grant such an application, the client must set out why they would be adversely affected by the licensing board’s decision and their solicitor must set out a statement of the grounds for appeal. We anticipate that only a very few cases would both be appealed before a sheriff and be successful in obtaining legal aid.



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