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To: Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister

Stop holiday lets destroying our communities

Stop holiday lets destroying our communities

Tell the Scottish Government to stop holiday lets destroying our communities by:
1) Giving councils the power to limit the number and duration of holiday lets in their areas
2) Bringing in new taxes on holiday lets, and ring-fencing that money for improving local housing
3) Requiring holiday let landlords to register, just like normal landlords have to, to make sure they're following the rules and that tenants are protected

Why is this important?

Holiday lets are ripping Scotland’s communities apart. In some places, there are now more holiday lets than normal homes for rent. That means families with nowhere to go are forced out of the places they’ve called home all their lives.

But it doesn’t have to be like this. The Scottish government are asking the public for views on what to do about holiday lets, and together we can make sure we win real protections for our communities.

The big lobbyists protecting companies like Airbnb will be working double-time to stop any new regulations that could hit their astronomic profits. It’s down to us to drown them out.

Scotland

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Reasons for signing

  • Affordable homes for local citizens first. Short term lets are destroying our communities and need to be contained, taxed and controlled.

Updates

2019-07-16 23:07:41 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2019-07-08 20:14:13 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2019-06-27 01:17:22 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-06-26 16:20:56 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-06-26 13:56:50 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-06-26 13:49:18 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-06-26 13:46:38 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-06-26 13:44:17 +0100

10 signatures reached