Property & Mortgages

Property owners in Edinburgh avoiding more than £10m in tax each year

Property owners in Edinburgh are avoiding more than £10 million in tax each year, according to research from Green MSP Andy Wightman.

Mr Wightman, MSP for Lothian, said he has been “inundated” with letters from constituents raising concerns about the number of private homes being let out as holiday accommodation and the impact this is having on local housing supply and anti-social behaviour.

The MSP has published research to coincide with the start of the festival season in Edinburgh, which sees the capital’s population almost double in August.

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