Homes not holiday lets: stop holiday lets from clearing out Edinburgh

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One third of Scotland's short-term lets can be found in Edinburgh: each one of these properties could and should be a long-term affordable home. The city of Edinburgh will soon become a ‘short-term lets control zone’, but we need to make sure that this scheme actually makes the changes we desperately need. 

We ask that the new licensing scheme and control zone

    1. Bring down the number of short-term lets in Edinburgh, not just capping them. 
    2. Ensure robust enforcement of unlicensed short-term lets 
    3. Introduce meaningful penalties for holiday let landlords who fail to comply with standards
    4. Provide no ‘exemption period’ loopholes to dodge regulations
    5. Provide no exemption for purpose built student accommodation

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