Edinburgh is designated as a ‘Short Term Let Control Area’, so further regulations apply.
Each Short Term Let (STL) must have applied for a licence by 30th September.
So far, just 286 applications have been made.
STLs include those letting out their entire main dwelling (Home letting) and those letting out rooms in a property whilst still there (Home sharing). Secondary letting is letting of a dwelling where you don’t normally live.
Home & secondary letting properties need to have planning permission. All these STL types require a licence, and it is the licence that must be applied for before 1st October. If not, they are likely to be in breach of licensing regulations.
You can start applications here.