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Exploring the planning implications of short-term lets

Published on: 14 September 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Exploring the planning implications of short-term lets
  • What is in the planning position in Greater London and elsewhere, in terms of whether and what kind of planning permission is required for short-term lets?
  • What are main planning impacts that arise in connection with short-term lets of residential accommodation?
  • What enforcement options are open in circumstances where planning control has been breached?
  • What obstacles prevent local authorities from identifying breaches and taking enforcement action?
  • What other solutions are there to the usual enforcement powers?
  • Has working with rental agencies been successful?
  • What further action might be needed from central government?
  • Are we likely to see further extension of the trend for short-term lets of residential accommodation or have we seen a peak in demand?

Article summary

Planning analysis: The rise of Airbnb and similar home-sharing platforms has led to a significant increase in the number of residential properties being rented out to holidaymakers and other visitors. Sarah Fitzpatrick, partner at BLP, considers some of the planning implications related to this surge in short-terms lets. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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