Short-term flat letting lawful

The use of a two-bedroom flat in Edinburgh for short-term lettings had not triggered a material change of use a reporter held, after examining the character of the use and the impact on the the area.

The property occupied ground and basement floors of a four-storey tenement building and there were a mix of uses in the vicinity including a hairdresser, a takeaway, a butcher, a kebab shop and other food and drink and retail uses. The inspector noted that the area was busy and noisy with lots of activity, with cars, deliveries and people active in the street. Information on confirmed that the flat was advertised for up to four occupants and she was not convinced such activity would be materially noticeable given the character of the area. It would not be disturbing to other residents and therefore its use for short-term lettings was acceptable.

Inspector: Trudi Craggs; Written representations

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