Glasgow calls for court enforcement of ban on properties listed on Airbnb

UK: Glasgow City Council is calling for a one-of-a-kind judicial ban on closing short-term rental property that will not comply with enforcement.

A property on Victoria Road in south Glasgow was ordered to close last year after complaints of noise and antisocial behavior, but is still the subject of publicity.

Praised by Ahmed Boutoubane, the establishment is presented as a “luxury Moroccan guest house”, the establishment is currently listed on Booking.com. The names under which the property is advertised will change intermittently.

Currently, the council can either refer the case to the finance prosecutor or acquire a judicial ban. An enforcement measure can be issued to anyone with a significant interest in a property.

A Glasgow City Council spokesperson said The herald: “The council is considering legal action in view of the failure to comply with the formal notice. “

Council planners currently say they have sufficient evidence to seek a judicial ban for execution. According to a spokesperson for business standards, the council believes the property may have violated advertising guidelines.

The herald attempted to speak with Boutoubane, but declined to comment further. He claimed, however, that he was not the owner of the property.

Scotland plans to add greater restrictions on short-term rentals since January. The government originally planned to implement nationwide legislation by next year, but delayed efforts until 2022 to give municipalities more time to create local restrictions.

Glasgow has currently been under tightened lockdown restrictions since mid-September, after a resurgence of Covid-19 cases. This included a ban on home visits and a limit on pub visits.

Glasgow residents and activists initially called for an extension of the city’s ban on short-term rentals, concerned about public health. However, Housing Minister Kevin Stewart noted there was no reason to delay their reopening.

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