MORE than 80% of Scots want new taxes to be imposed on holiday let landlords, according to a poll.

The YouGov survey, carried out on behalf of campaigners 38 Degrees, shows 84% who expressed an opinion would support the introduction of more levies.

Respondents also gave their backing - at 64% - for most of this cash to be ring-fenced to improve local housing.

Current legislation means private landlords must register with local authorities.

But those who run holiday lets and take bookings through companies - such as Airbnb - are not required to.

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Glasgow City Council bans estate agent from running holiday let

In December last year an estate agent was banned from running an Airbnb let in a residential block on Glasgow’s West End in a landmark case.

Stephen McGlone, who owns Westgate Estate agents, lost an appeal heard by the Scottish Government, against the first enforcement notice issued by Glasgow City Council, a decision that could have implications for hundreds of owners. It followed complaints about noise and anti-social behaviour.

Earlier this year, another owner was issued with a ban.

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Glasgow to call for stricter Airbnb regulation after second ban

More than10,000 people have signed a petition from 38 Degrees and Living Rent calling for new regulations to “stop holiday lets destroying our communities.”

Campaigners have called on the Scottish Government to give councils the power to limit the number of holiday lets, bring in new taxes on the rentals and require landlords to register.

The poll questioned 1,019 adults in Scotland between July 16 and 18.