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Short Term Lets Licences

Short-term let providers are now legally required to apply for a licence from the 1 October 2022.  New hosts from this date will need to have a licence before accepting bookings and welcoming guests. Existing hosts (those that have operated prior to 1 October 2022) have until 31 March 2023 to apply.  For more information and to check if you need a licence visit gov.scot/shorttermlets.

Know the information and documentation you may require ahead of making the application – it could save time in the long run.  After reading the guidance below you can complete the application form.  There’s also a raft of further information in the Related Downloads section on this page below, including a PDF version of the Application Form.

As a brief summary, to apply for a licence, you will need to:

If you require further information please contact the team by emailor by calling 

01856 873535 extensions 2232 or 2229 and leave a voicemail if officers are not available.


Guidance


Further Information

Further information can be found here:


Licensing Fees

Note: The first £240 of licence fees for each individual application is non-refundable.

 

Non- linked isles

 

2022/23

2022/23

Secondary Letting:

 £

 £

Short-term let for 3 years (capacity up to 4 occupants)

310.00

232.50

Short-term let for 3 years (capacity 5 - 9 occupants)

380.00

285.00

Short-term let for 3 years (capacity for 10 or more occupants)

510.00

382.50

Home Sharing and Home Letting:

 

 

Short-term let for 3 years (capacity up to 4 occupants)

240.00

180.00

Short-term let for 3 years (capacity 5 - 9 occupants)

300.00

225.00

Short-term let for 3 years (capacity for 10 or more occupants)

400.00

300.00

Material change in premises – Secondary Letting:

 

 

Capacity up to 4 occupants

310.00

232.50

Capacity 5 – 9 occupants

380.00

285.00

Capacity for 10 or more occupants

510.00

382.50

Material change in premises – Home Sharing and Home Letting:

 

 

Capacity up to 4 occupants

240.00

180.00

Capacity 5 - 9 occupants

300.00

225.00

Capacity for 10 or more occupants

400.00

300.00

General:

 

 

Temporary licence for short-term let (which cannot exceed 6 weeks).

240.00

180.00

Material change of circumstances.

75.00

75.00

Material change of circumstances – name change only.

30.00

30.00

Formal legally certified duplicate or true copy licences or a true copy of an entry in the register of licences.

120.00

120.00

Simple replacement or copy licences or information about an entry in the register of licences.

30.00

30.00

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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