AirBnB (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3891
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Further to your oral answer at September's MQT to Assembly Member Copley, in a 'Times' article on the lobbying tactics employed by AirBnB what is described as a source inside AirBnB is quoted as admitting that "it was targeting Sadiq Khan, the London mayor", that "Sadiq loves us right now" and that it had also "identified councillors who it feared may be likely to push for restrictions and that it was encouraging hosts to write to them", what action are you taking over AirBnB?

Answer

Answer for AirBnB (1)

Answer for AirBnB (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, James Murray, has been invited to a meeting with Airbnb and boroughs organised by Assembly Member Tom Copley, which I hope will be a useful opportunity to discuss the issues around Airbnb and what action may be necessary to mitigate any negative effects it may be having.