Holiday Lets

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-01-21
Session date: 
January 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0291
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What are you doing to stop London turning into Venice through holiday lets?

Answer

Answer for Holiday Lets

Answer for Holiday Lets

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am working with the boroughs to ensure that recent changes in legislation to allow Londoners to benefit from airbnb do not have a detrimental effect on our established tourism industry.

I am delighted that a recent cultural tourism report, launched at City Hall, found that this change is benefiting the outer boroughs, with the number of nights booked for stays in outer London almost doubled last year compared with a 78 per cent rise in inner London. https://www.airbnbaction.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/DiscoverGreaterLondon_Report_HIGH_RES.pdf

1019/2015 - I have this marked down as having being sent to you on deadline in March 2015. Answer below. Looks like it could be my mistake.

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