Report a problem with a short term let

A short term let is a property which is let out to visitors on a commercial basis for short periods of time. Often the whole property is let as holiday accommodation. In other cases, the host will continue to live in the property and let out a room or rooms to visitors.

Report a problem with a short term let to planning

Report ongoing noise or anti-social behaviour issues

We are concerned about the impact of aspects of short term letting, such as the influence on

  • housing supply
  • the city and its residents
  • communities
  • planning matters
  • safety standards
  • anti-social behaviour.

For the steps being taken to address some of the issues above, please read the committee report from 7 August 2018.

Download our best practice checklist for short term letting (PDF, 119 KB)

Do you have any comments about this page?

Help us improve edinburgh.gov.uk

  • The City of Edinburgh Council will only use this email address to respond to any issues raised.