The Scottish Government plans to introduce a mandatory licensing scheme by 2024 to ensure that all short-term lets are safe and to address issues faced by neighbours. The regulations would also give councils powers to manage pressures created by the use of whole properties as short-term lets.

In December, the local government, housing and planning committee heard evidence from a number of groups in favour and opposed to the plans.

A majority of MSPs on the committee then voted in favour of the regulations, although a minority felt a registration scheme would be more appropriate as it placed fewer burdens on owners.

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