Luxury Scottish villa owners banned from renting on Airbnb after more than 20 complaints about disruption and parties
THE owners of a lavish villa have lost their fight to keep it on Airbnb after neighbors complained about rowdy guests.
Kenneth and Margaret Kennedy had been ordered to stop renting their six-bed mattress under planning regulations.
Tired locals have published more than 20 complaints about the disruption, including the mental health impact caused by ‘party’ bookings in Dullatur, Lanarkshire.
The Kennedys appealed the ruling, insisting they didn’t break the rules and allow loud gatherings.
But Scottish government reporter Elspeth Cook rejected the couple’s request.
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She said in her decision: “Online reviews confirm that the property has been used for bachelorette parties, family birthday parties, Christmas festivities and wedding celebrations.
“Such gatherings, whether described as a party or not, are likely to result in additional activity, noise or disruption in the facility, especially on weekends and evenings. “
We previously discussed how Glasgow’s West End had the “highest number” of illegal house parties in Scotland.
Since last summer, the area has seen a sharp increase in illegal gatherings, with some short-term rental properties being used to host parties.
Between August 28 of last year and January 8, there were 223 police calls regarding house parties.
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