Homes First

The Homes First campaign seeks to control the rapid and unregulated growth of short-term lets, and to demand reform in housing and planning law so that homes come first.

The Homes First campaign was launched in 2017, and remains an ongoing campaign of great relevance to communities in the capital and across Scotland.

The growth in short-term lets is out of control in Edinburgh and of increasing concern across the country. The conversion of much-needed and valued residential property to commercial letting is happening with virtually no effective regulation or oversight and is causing significant distress to residents.

Homes First is a campaign to resist the commercial forces that are being unleashed by the expansion of short-term letting, to uphold the value of the homes and communities we live in, and to demand reform in housing and planning law so that homes come first.