Short-Term Lets Consultation – Aberdeen City

Closed 9 Aug 2022

Opened 12 Jul 2022


Under the Civic Government Scotland Act 1982 (Licensing of Short Term Lets) Order 2022, local authorities in Scotland must introduce a licensing scheme for properties operating as short term lets.  This Order was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 19 January 2022 and a licensing scheme must be in place by 1 October 2022. All short-term lets must be licensed by July 2024.

There are four types of licence for short-term let accommodation:

  • Secondary letting - The letting of property where you do not normally live, for example a second home that is let to guests
  • Home letting - Using all or part of your own home for short-term lets, whilst you are absent. An example of this could be whilst you are on holiday
  • Home sharing - Using all or part of your own home for short-term lets, whilst you are there
  • Home letting and home sharing - Operating short-term lets from your own home while you are living there and for periods when you are absent

Why your views matter

Your views on which discretionary elements of the legislation will help shape the way Aberdeen City Council delivers the scheme.


  • Businesses
  • Community Councils
  • Community Organisations
  • Developers
  • Housing Associations
  • Tenants and Residents Associations
  • All Residents


  • Economic Development
  • Business Support
  • Private Housing
  • Tourism and Visitor Attractions