Ultra-short-term lets

MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Are you concerned that the growth in ultra-short-term lets (through such services as AirBnB) is distorting the market for longer-term residential property lettings, especially given the abuse of the 90 day per year maximum letting period rule, and if so will you encourage local councils to take tougher enforcement action against those who seek to flout these rules?


Answer for Ultra-short-term lets
Ultra-short-term lets

Ultra-short-term lets

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Councils who want to take tougher enforcement action in cases of the 90-day short-term lettings limit being breached typically do not have access to the information they need to do so, as referred to in my response to Mayor's Question 2019/6046.