how long can a holiday let be?

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    how long can a holiday let be?

    Would be grateful for some advice re Scottish law. We have a holiday let and someone wants to rent it to house some workmen for around 10 weeks - how long can a holiday let legally be in Scotland before it becomes the equivalent of an AST? How could I avoid this happening? Separate agreements etc. All help appreciated!
    Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me

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    (Assuming named tenant(s) is/are human(s) not a company)

    As they will be working & not on holiday it won't be, can't be, legally impossible to be a holiday let. (IMHO..). Not sure of any Scottish case law but there;s several for Engerland. Oh, found...
    https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=...page&q&f=false

    Clearly the paperwork can say "Holiday let" (or "TV rental" or any other manner of things) but ... SaL's guidance notes state...
    ...The SAL holiday let agreement should only be used where the occupant is to occupy the property for holiday purposes....
    There is no longer an equivalent of AST in Scotland (equivalent of s21 being now abolished) - it;s now the PRT where the tenant can give notice after 28 days.

    If tenant will be a corporate body, different matter, company lease.

    Perhaps discuss with Mssrs SaL..
    https://www.scottishlandlords.com/

    But, in answer to the question, it can be as long as the holiday is.

    Slàinte mhath!
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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      #3
      thank you very much indeed Artful. Just back from a few days in sunny Glasgow...loved it!
      Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me

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        #4
        Lucky you! I've been away too long frae north of the border .. hope to be up again, Lochaber, end February... Withdrawal symptoms so severe I've taken to recording & watching the Scottish news off Sky+ to stay in touch. And the footy highlights... (best not discuss who supports whom....bears & bhoys & all)
        I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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