Appeal against a short-term let licence decision

If you want to appeal against a short-term let licence decision, you must do this within 28 days. If you wait longer than 28 days, your appeal might be not considered.

How to submit an appeal

To appeal, you must make a 'summary application' to the sheriff. This legal process is explained in section 4h of the Scottish Government's short-term let licensing scheme guidance for hosts and operators. This guidance also includes information about:

  • the costs of making an appeal
  • the reasons why a sheriff would uphold an appeal
  • how you can get help with an appeal

What might happen if your appeal is upheld

The sheriff might ask us to either:

  • reconsider our decision
  • change our decision