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membershipPostJanuary 23, 2019, 10:43
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1/17 Upper Bow, Old Town, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN is for sale at the moment.

That's right up at the roundabout outside the Hub, at the top of the Royal Mile.

Here is the stair door :

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membershipPostJanuary 30, 2019, 10:50
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Andy Wightman MSP has an article in the EEN today and The Times Scotland about the (il)legality of keysafe boxes, and a paper on the subject.

Some may say it isn't important to the Grange Association area but it is changing the face and demographics of Edinburgh, and there are a number already operating, certainly within my own newsletter delivery area.

What are your views ?

membershipPostFebruary 10, 2019, 22:30
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Shelter says 1:11 Edinburgh city centre properties are on AirBandB ?!!

ArbeePostFebruary 27, 2019, 16:57
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Another Andy Wightman article about

A Modern Clearance

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https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/14069/new-data-revealing-1-airbnb-every-48-edinburgh-residents-sparks-renewed-calls

1 Airbnb per 48 Edinburgh residents

Ratio in London is 1:102

ArbeePostApril 12, 2019, 22:33
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https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/business/old-town-tenement-landlord-ordered-to-remove-short-term-let-key-boxes-1-4906193

FrenchAlpsPostApril 18, 2019, 12:08
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A good tip on checking out AirBnB properties in the Grange is to do just that, logon to the AirBnB website and attempt to book one and have a look around at their photos / reputation and form your own opinions. I have my own opinions but don't wish to share them here.

ArbeePostApril 19, 2019, 18:22
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Oh I get that.

I don't think Airbnb is much of a threat to the Grange, but it is undoubtedly changing the demographics of the city centre. There will be a loss of community.

Just ask my friend who lives in Well Court, Dean Village - a World Heritage site.

He is one of only 7 owner-occupiers left - out of 46 flats. The rest are short-term lets, whether Airbnb or other.

With the cobbled courtyard in the centre and stone spiral staircases, the constant noise of wheeled weekend bags, parties coming and going, is driving him to leave.

ArbeePostApril 25, 2019, 13:10
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"Short term lets are having a terrible impact. They are hollowing out communities, both in the city centre and increasingly across Edinburgh. Residents are putting up with high levels of anti-social behaviour and, very worryingly for us, we believe there is a huge impact on housing supply," said Councillor Kate Campbell (SNP), housing convenor at City of Edinburgh Council.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47910700

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https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/politics/nicola-sturgeon-to-unveil-plans-for-crackdown-on-edinburgh-airbnbs-1-4916386

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https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/29/the-airbnb-invasion-of-barcelona

The Airbnb Invasion of Barcelona

In the tourist-clogged city, some locals see the service as a pestilence.

"In some places, the transformation has been extreme: in the Gothic Quarter, the resident population has declined by forty-five per cent in the past dozen years.""

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There’s a consultation on-going about short term lets :

https://consult.gov.scot/housing-services-policy-unit/short-term-lets/?

The consultation asks for your views on the regulation of short-term lets in Scotland. There has clearly been a significant growth in short-term lets in a small timescale and the consultation sets out the factual background, describes the issues arising, outlines local authorities current powers to address them and presents an overview of regulatory approaches elsewhere in the world. Your views will help the Scottish Government find the right approach for Scotland.

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Quote from membership on May 5, 2019, 12:36

There’s a consultation on-going about short term lets :

https://consult.gov.scot/housing-services-policy-unit/short-term-lets/?

The consultation asks for your views on the regulation of short-term lets in Scotland. There has clearly been a significant growth in short-term lets in a small timescale and the consultation sets out the factual background, describes the issues arising, outlines local authorities current powers to address them and presents an overview of regulatory approaches elsewhere in the world. Your views will help the Scottish Government find the right approach for Scotland.

Consultation runs for a few more days.

ArbeePostAugust 7, 2019, 09:50
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One in ten Edinburgh properties listed on AirBnB

https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/article/one-in-ten-edinburgh-city-centre-properties-listed-on-airbnb?

That can’t be a good thing.

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