Saturday, December 07, 2019
The skye times mobile

The Isle of Skye has one Airbnb letting for every 10 homes, according to the UK Housing Review 2019.

Analysis from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) suggests that the rapid growth of short-term lets could lead to displacement of long-term residents from their communities.

Commenting on the findings of the Review, CIH Scotland’s national director, Callum Chomczuk, said: “Digital platforms like Airbnb have brought great convenience to tourists who come to enjoy our cities and communities, as well as economic benefit to their local hosts. However, if left unregulated, there is a real risk of loss of much-needed housing from the private rented sector to the short-term lets market, and displacement of long-term residents.

“We need to find a way to accommodate the rights of individual residents and preserve neighbourhood amenity whilst also allowing the continuation of high-volume tourism in our most popular locations."

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