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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-03941: Pauline McNeill (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 24 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers that properties used exclusively for short-term letting via platforms, such as AirBnB, should be treated as residential properties or as businesses.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 2 November 2016

It is for owners of properties used for short-term lettings to ensure that they comply with all legislation that applies to their letting.

This includes considering whether they are operating a business for tax purposes as defined by HM Revenue and Customs.