Question reference: S6W-17214
- Date lodged: 18 April 2023
Current status: Answered by Paul McLennan on 28 April 2023
To ask the Scottish Government whether foster carers, including those providing short-term or emergency foster care, must obtain a short-term let licence in order to continue to provide this service.
Arrangements where a person occupies accommodation as their only or principal home are not considered short-term lets. Interpretation and application of the licensing scheme to specific circumstances is a matter for licensing authorities. We continue to monitor operation of the scheme as a whole, taking a responsive approach. We have also committed to undertaking a review in 2024.