Flats and short term holiday lets

Flats and short term holiday lets

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Can I use my flat as a short term holiday let without planning permission? The deeds have a clause saying it can’t be used as anything other than a domestic dwelling. There are 2 bedrooms and I would let the whole property out.
Question Posted By – Lisa In Area – East Central Scotland
This question has been asked in a Scottish region any response below will be specific to Scottish Planning Permission or Building Regulation advice.

  1. Hi Lisa.

    A residential dwelling comes under class 9 of use in terms of planning Permission, this covers use as,

    House, other than a flat, whether or not as a sole or main residence, by-A single person or by people living together as a family, or Not more than 5 residents living together including a household where care is provided for residents;
    Bed and breakfast establishment or guesthouse, not in either case being carried out in a flat where at any one time not more than 2 bedrooms are, or in the case of premises having less than 4 bedrooms 1 bedroom is, used for that purpose.

    If you are going to be using this for short term lets e.g weekly rental it is likely you would need planning Permission for a change of use.This would come under class 7 which covers,

    Use as a hotel, boarding house, guest house, or hostel where no significant element of care is provided, other than premises where alcohol (within the meaning given by section 2 of the Licensing Scotland Act 2005) is sold, pursuant to a premises licence issued under that Act to persons other than residents or to persons other than persons consuming meals on the premises and other than a use within class 9 (houses).

    Regarding the title deeds for the property stating use as a dwelling only you would need to seek some legal advice on this.

    Thanks for using Do I Need Permission.

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