Short-term lettings in the new blueprint for private renting

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6109
Question By: 
Siân Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you seek powers to regulate short-term lettings as well as private rents as part of work on your new blueprint for stabilising or controlling private rents in London?

Answers

Answer for Short-term lettings in the new blueprint for private renting
Short-term lettings in the new blueprint for private renting

Short-term lettings in the new blueprint for private renting

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My work on the London Model of tenancy reform, and on a blueprint for an effective system of rent control in London, focuses on dwellings let as homes, rather than short-term lets.

However, I have also been clear that regulation of the short-term lettings industry must be improved. I have been working with the industry to promote effective self-regulation, but if there is not sufficient progress, I will be forced to call for legislative change from the national Government