Scotland short-term let regulations – TravelNest

Following on from the introduction of short-term rental regulations in Edinburgh, the rest of Scotland will now follow suit. The newly introduced short-term let licensing scheme will make it mandatory for all short-term let providers across Scotland to posses a licence. Short-term let hosts who operated before the 1st of October will have until the 1st of April 2023 to apply for a licence, while new hosts will not be able to accept bookings and welcome guests until they obtain a licence. All existing short-term lets in Scotland must be licensed by the 1st of July 2024.

Applications for short-term let licences should be made to the local authority in which the rental property is located. Hosts can use this tool to find out if it is necessary to apply for a licence. The licencing law will apply to all types of properties, from apartments to B&B’s as well as holiday accommodation types such as yurts. Hosts who own multiple properties will need a licence for each. However, if these separate properties have the same address, you will only need to apply for one.

Hosts could be liable for fines of up to £2500 if they do not possess

Top destinations for travel in 2023

As 2022 comes to a close, the travel industry has experienced growing numbers of vacation rental guests, and also distance travelled. With increasing preference for international travel over domestic, it is expected this trend will continue. Therefore, you might be wondering where the best place to buy a holiday home is going forward. These are the top 5 destinations to have on your radar for 2023, whether that is to travel or host. 

By Kate Wilkinson, Content Marketing Executive 

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, offering visitors a unique blend of East and Western cultures. Based on data from Expedia, the second most popular destination for travellers visiting Asia in 2022 was the South Korean capital. From traditional Korean temples such as Jongmyo Shrine to modern skyscrapers like the 63 Building, there is plenty to see and do in Seoul. The city is also home to a number of excellent restaurants serving both Korean and international cuisine. Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in Korean culture or just explore a new city, Seoul should be at the top of your list for 2023.

Berlin, Germany

Berlin has always been a popular options for travellers in

Carbon monoxide safety in a vacation rental

Make guests aware of the procedures they should follow, should the carbon monoxide alarm go off whilst they are staying. Provide guests with emergency contact numbers in your welcome pack as well as instructions for how to use any of the above appliances (including portable back-ups). For example, avoid using any of these appliances being used near open windows. 

Alarms should be installed on every floor of your property, ideally outside of rooms where guests may sleep so it is easily audible. Make sure to test these alarms every month. Appliances should also be cleaned and inspected regularly, and exhaust flues should be kept open. Fire vents should also not be closed until a fire is completely out.

This guide in non-exhaustive and there are other ways you can take measures in your holiday home. Please do read other sources, for example our Airbnb partner channel help guide