7. Glossary of terms
7.1. In this guidance, the following terms are used. Please note that this is not a complete list of terms used and defined in the Licensing Order:
"the 1982 Act"
means the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982;
"the Control Area Regulations"
mean the Town and Country Planning (Short-term Let Control Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/154);
means any building or structure, or any part of the building or structure, and includes rooms in a home, a whole home or something more unusual like a yurt or a treehouse;
means a short-term let control area designated following the process set out in the Control Area Regulations;
means, for these purposes, an independent dwelling (with its own front door, kitchen and bathroom) such as a house, flat, cottage etc.;
means a host or operator who has used their premises to provide short-term lets before 1 October 2022 and who will apply for a licence to continue the same use;
means a person occupying property for the purposes of a short-term let;
means using all or part of your own home for short-term lets whilst you are absent;
means using all or part of your own home for short-term lets whilst you are there;
"host" or "operator" or "you"
means a person or company providing property for short-term letting, including commercial landlords (note that the host may not be the owner or person who lives at the property);
means an organisation which facilitates the agreement between the host or operator and the guest for use of the property as a short-term let and which may additionally provide other services (marketing, bookings, queries, cleaning etc.);
means an authority responsible for running the licensing scheme, usually a council;
means conditions which licensing authorities must apply across Scotland;
means, for our purposes, someone whose permanent residence is in close enough proximity to a short-term let to have a legitimate interest in its business, e.g. potentially affected by safety, noise, litter, nuisance;
means a person or company that has not operated short-term lets at the premises, they are applying for a licence for, before 1 October 2022
"[your] own home"
means [your] only or principal place of residence, the place where you normally live;
means an online letting agency;
means the property and land on one site, normally premises have their own postal address;
means a short-term let involving the letting of property where you do not normally live, for example a second home;
"short-term let of a property"
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