Over 80% of Scots Demand Taxes on Holiday Lets

A new YouGov survey found that 84% of Scottish people would back up the introduction of taxes on holiday let landlords. 1,019 Scots took part in the poll, commissioned on behalf of campaigners 38 Degrees, between 16-18 July 2019. 63% of respondents expressed an opinion that all or most of this tax money should be …

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Lets Talk Podcast – Episode 3 with Mark McLeod from Clouds Property Management

With so much current focus on the short term rental market, Lets Talk invited Mark McLeod from Clouds Property Management to discuss the issues. Mark is founder and director of Clouds, who specialise in top end short term lets in Scotland’s capital city. Mark discusses what short term now means in light of the PRT …

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Caution to Landlords Considering Move to Short Term Lets

Recent research from the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) revealed that 7% of landlords are moving over to short term letting. Airbnb data also shows that their platform now has 168,000 listings for the UK alone. Prominent letting agent, DJ Alexander Ltd, who manage over 5,000 properties feel that the combination of tax cuts to mortgage …

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No holds barred? Shocking Video Linking Airbnb with Terrorism

Fierce competition and conflict between traditional hotels and short term let online platforms such as Airbnb is old news, but this ongoing battle has now been given a whole new dimension. The Hotel Association of New York City has recently launched an ad campaign against Airbnb, suggesting possible links with terrorism. The 30-second video contains …

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Short Term Gains?

Short term lets seem to be flooding Edinburgh city centre and it is estimated that around half of the homes in the EH1 postcodes will be holiday lets by 2050 – a new study by the Scottish Green Party has revealed. The scale of this growing trend is causing concerns and calls for more regulation …

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Christmas Has Arrived in Glasgow

And it is Christmas all over again! The thought of it might be overwhelming for some, but with just a few weeks to Christmas, we have had a closer look at things to do in Glasgow this festive season. As always, there are loads to choose from so check out our picks… Christmas Markets The …

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