Short Term Lets Licensing Statistics

28 November 2023

The Scottish Government has released Short Term Lets Licensing Statistics for 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.

Since the Short Term Lets Licensing Scheme opening to receive applications on 1 October 2022 there have been a total of 4,761 applications received and validated by local authorities up to 30 June 2023, with 1,177 received during the quarter October to December 2022, 1,500 received during January to March 2023, and 2,084 received during April to June 2023.

Local authorities with the highest numbers of total valid applications received include Highland (1,457), Fife (579) and Dumfries and Galloway (567), which together account for over half (2,603 or 55%) of all applications received and validated up to 30 June 2023. There has been a lower number of applications for City of Edinburgh (195), Glasgow City (91), and other urban local authorities such as Aberdeen City (51) and Dundee (28).

The full statistical report can be found here.