Borve Lodge Estate

Short Term Let Accommodation Legislation

Isle of Harris Accommodation - Borve Lodge Estate

New Legislation to keep you safe…. We’re licenced!

We know this is not the most exciting news but think it’s important to let you know changes that will affect all holiday lets across Scotland.  In 2022 the Scottish Government introduced new legislation stating all short term let accommodation in Scotland must be licenced. The scheme sets out the specific conditions to be met by accommodation providers in order to receive a licence, and aims to ensure the safety of the properties.

The licence applies to all accommodation from lodges to lighthouses, cottages to castles and all businesses must have applied for their licence from 1 April 2023 to 1 October 2023. From 1 July 2024, it will be illegal to operate a short-term let without a licence.
While the new legislation has generated a lot of debate across the industry, we felt it was important to act responsibly and submit our applications promptly to our local authority, Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar. The Comhairle team were extremely helpful in assisting us to navigate the requirements and in efficiently processing our applications.

We’re pleased to announce that we have now been granted licences for each of our self-catering properties which will remain valid for the next three years. Guests can see the formal certification in the information folder provided in each cottage. Our individual licence numbers are below and are also on the property pages on the website.

The Rock House ES00044F
The Broch ES00054F
Claddach House ES00045F
Tarasaigh House ES00053F
Laxdale Cottage ES00052F

We look forward to seeing you soon!

We know this is not the most exciting news but think it’s important to let you know changes that will affect all holiday lets across Scotland.

In 2022 the Scottish Government introduced new legislation stating all short term let accommodation in Scotland must be licenced. The scheme sets out the specific conditions to be met by accommodation providers in order to receive a licence, and aims to ensure the safety of the properties.

The licence applies to all accommodation from lodges to lighthouses, cottages to castles and all businesses must have applied for their licence from 1 April 2023 to 1 October 2023. From 1 July 2024, it will be illegal to operate a short-term let without a licence.

While the new legislation has generated a lot of debate across the industry, we felt it was important to act responsibly and submit our applications promptly to our local authority, Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar. The Comhairle team were extremely helpful in assisting us to navigate the requirements and in efficiently processing our applications.

We’re pleased to announce that we have now been granted licences for each of our self-catering properties which will remain valid for the next three years. Guests can see the formal certification in the information folder provided in each cottage. Our individual licence numbers are below and are also on the property pages on the website.

The Rock House ES00044F
The Broch ES00054F
Claddach House ES00045F
Tarasaigh House ES00053F
Laxdale Cottage ES00052F

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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