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Will the guests be using the accommodation as their only or main home?

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Are the guests paying to stay in the accommodation?

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Are the guests members of your immediate family?

This includes you or your partner's:

  • parents
  • grandparents
  • children and stepchildren
  • grandchildren
  • siblings 
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Will the guests be working or providing a service for you, or another person who lives with you, while staying in the accommodation?

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Is the accommodation any of the following?

  • an aparthotel
  • premises which has a licence to sell alcohol under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005
  • a hotel which has planning permission granted for use as a hotel
  • a hostel
  • residential accommodation where personal care is provided to residents
  • a hospital or nursing home
  • a residential school, college or training centre
  • secure residential accommodation (including a prison, young offenders institution,detention centre, secure training centre, custody centre, short-term holding centre, secure hospital, secure local authority accommodation, or accommodation used as military barracks)
  • a refuge
  • student accommodation
  • accommodation which needs a licence for use for hire for overnight stays
  • accommodation which is provided by the guest
  • accommodation which can be used as transport, without needing modification
  • a bothy
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Are you letting your accommodation using an agricultural, crofting or private residential tenancy?

This means one of the following tenancies:

  • a protected tenancy (within the meaning of section 1 of the Rent (Scotland) Act 1984(7))
  • an assured tenancy ((within the meaning of section 12 of the 1988 Act)
  • a short assured tenancy ((within the meaning of section 32 of the 1988 Act)
  • a tenancy of a croft (Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 
  • a tenancy of a holding situated outwith the crofting counties (within the meaning of section 61 of the 1993 Act) to which any provisions of the Small Landholders (Scotland) Acts 1886 to 1931(8)) applies
  • a Scottish secure tenancy (within the meaning of section 11 of the 2001 Act)
  • a short Scottish secure tenancy (within the meaning of section 34 of the 2001 Act)
  • a 1991 Act tenancy (within the meaning of section 1(4) of the 2003 Act)
  • a limited duration tenancy (within the meaning of section 93 of the 2003 Act)
  • a modern limited duration tenancy (within the meaning of section 5A of the 2003 Act)
  • a short limited duration tenancy (within the meaning of section 4 of the 2003 Act)
  • a tenancy under a lease under which agricultural land is let for the purpose of its being used only for grazing or mowing during some specified period of the year (as described in section 3 of the 2003 Act)
  • a private residential tenancy (within the meaning of section 1 of the 2016 Act)
  • a student residential tenancy
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Please select the description that applies to you

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You should apply for a short-term let licence

Based on your answers, you should apply for the following licence: 

 

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This is not a short-term let.

Based on your answer this is not a short-term let.

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