Short-term lets - licensing scheme and planning control area legislation: draft business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA)

Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) relating to the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) Order 2021 (“the Licensing Order”) and the Town And Country Planning (Short-Term Let Control Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (“the Control Area Regulations”).

K: Test run of business forms

145. Hosts will be asked to complete a licensing application form as part of the licensing process. This will provide information to support the determination of the application and some of it will be published in the register. These application forms will be designed by local authorities to support their own local processes. Scottish Government will provide guidance to local authorities on this and work with them to assist in sharing best practice between local authorities. Scottish Government will be encouraging a digital first approach, but acknowledging this won’t be possible for every local authority from 1 April 2022.

146. The planning application process is well established in each local authority area and the relevant forms have evolved over time.



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