Short Term Lets Licensing Statistics Scotland to 30 June 2023

This statistical publication presents information on the number of valid short term lets licence applications received, granted and pending determination as at 30 June 2023, by type of let, type of property and other accommodation details, based on data collected from local authorities across the first three reporting quarters from 1 October 2022.

This is the second statistical publication reporting on the operation of the short term lets licensing scheme under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) Order 2022.

Local authority licensing schemes opened to receive applications from 1 October 2022. Existing hosts and operators have had until 1 October 2023 to apply for a licence, and can continue operating under a provisional licence whilst their applications are being determined, although if an application hasn’t been made by this date they will not be able to operate until they make an application and a full licence has been granted. 

This publication reports on data from the first three reporting quarters October to December 2022, January to March 2023, and April to June 2023. The next quarterly publication covering the period July to September 2023 is planned to be released around February or March 2024. Further information on the operational context and data collection and data quality is available in the Data and Methodology section

The supporting documents Excel file for this publication includes Excel versions of the charts and tables presented, along with further more detailed tables at a Scotland, local authority and data zone area level.

An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

These statistics are designated as Official Statistics in accordance with the Statistics and Service Registration Act 2007. They have been produced to high professional standards set out in the Code of Practice for Statistics.

Further information on Official Statistics is published by the UK Statistics Authority.

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