October 6, 2020
Important first step
Despite Covid having knocked the wind from the sails of the short term letting industry and its principal cheerleader Airbnb, with many property owners reflecting that their 2nd house ‘investment strategy’ needs a rethink, the prevalence of unregulated short term letting properties continues to blight communities – Edinburgh and Skye being the worst affected. Driven largely by the work of the Homes First campaign, Scottish Government has launched a consultation as a first step towards reform. PLACE , a self organising network of Edinburgh residents, are to the fore of this campaign. Their submission is a useful starting point.