The first management control order in Scotland has been issued over antisocial behaviour and noise, allowing Edinburgh Council to take control and responsibility at a cost of £30,000, which was eventually recovered.

In just one decade, Airbnb listings have risen from 8 to over 12,000, with more properties currently available for short term let than for traditional private rent.

The city council seeks a licensing regime for professionally-run short term lets and for those available for more than 45 days a year, like those needed for the 5,000 Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) in the Capital.

One councillor cited the impact on housing supply and rent, the hollowing out of communities and antisocial behaviour, as well as the lack of clarity health and safety for short term lets.

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