Short-term lets – licensing scheme and planning control areas: consultation analysis

Report on the Scottish Government’s short term lets: consultation on a licensing scheme and planning control areas in Scotland which ran from 14 September to 16 October 2020.

Annex C - Revised Mandatory Licence Conditions

Schedule 3 of the Licensing Order sets out the mandatory conditions with which a short-term let host must comply. The host will make a self-declaration in respect of some of these conditions on the application form. Others may require verification and this might be done by requesting photos or documentary evidence of compliance, or carrying out a physical inspection of the accommodation. We anticipate that local authorities may want to take the following approach but we will cover this in more detail in guidance:

Condition Self-declaratory Requires verification
(1.) Information for guests X
(2.) Gas safety X
(3.) Fire safety of furnishings X
(4.) Legionella risk assessment X
(5.) Private water supply X
(6.) Planning permission in control areas X
(7.) The safety of the property (repairing standard): X
  • Electrical safety
  • Smoke detectors and heat alarms
  • Carbon monoxide safety
(8.) Maximum occupancy X
(9.) Adverts to include licence number and EPC rating X
(10.) Buildings and public liability insurance cover X
(11.) Contact details for managers of the premises X
(12.) Payment of fees X
(13.) Obligation not to provide false or misleading information X



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