Air BnB

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-05-25
Session date: 
May 25, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1458
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you or a member of your team meet with Airbnb to discuss how they can help enforce the 90-days per year maximum limit on short term lets?

Answer

Answer for Air BnB

Answer for Air BnB

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The statutory enforcement powers for 90 days short term lets resides with the boroughs and currently the issues affects a relatively small number of boroughs. Airbnb and similar companies could share information with the relevant local authorities to help them with enforcement, subject to data protection issues. However, some of this data is already available online, which local authorities could utilise. I will ensure a relevant member of GLA staff meets with Airbnb to discuss this.