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KEYWORD "Short Lets" - 100 RESULTS
Massive change to Airbnb rules likely be agreed next week

A council is next week considering a move which is seen as a trigger for wider national policy changes regarding Airbnbs...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Short Lets boss praises Labour for “tackling real housing issues”

Chancellor Rachel Reeves' announcement of new measures to accelerate housebuilding in the UK is welcome news for the short lets sector,...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Green Party wants planning consent hurdle for Airbnbs and HMOs

A Green councillor in a city which has a Green MP is calling for the local authority to require planning consent...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb short lets banned by 2028 - could it happen here too?

The mayor of Barcelona has pledged to eliminate Airbnb-style short lets in the city within five years.  Socialist Jaume Collboni claims he...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb Clampdown, S21 Scrapped, and other manifesto pledges

The Liberal Democrats have set out a predictable set of pledges in their manifesto for next mon this election, centred on...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb Bonanza - huge rise in short let property numbers

Figures publicised in a new House of Commons report suggests there’s been a huge rise in the number of short lets...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Councils demand Gove restricts Airbnb and short lets even further

London councils have slammed government plans for regulating the short-term and holiday lets sector. In a letter to Housing Secretary Michael Gove,...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

HMRC launches tax clampdown on Airbnb and short lets landlords

HM Revenue and Customs has opened almost 2,000 investigations into landlords letting out via Airbnb or other short let platforms. The Daily...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Clampdown on Airbnbs may be dropped due to council delays

It looks as if a prominent local authority in Scotland is going to temporarily scrap the country’s tight rules on who...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb rips into politicians and restrictions on short lets

Airbnb has ripped into politicians in Scotland who have implemented restrictions on short lets. The former SNP-Green coalition government allowed local councils...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Clampdown on Short Lets Will Not Change, claims government

The government is ruling out any U-turn on the tax changes regarding furnished holiday lettings - despite substantial complaints from Tory...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Controls over Airbnbs to be relaxed in near future

While parts of Britain are considering tightening rules over Airbnbs and other short lets, the Channel island of Jersey appears to...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb Camera ban - new concerns over landlords’ insurance

Insurance experts claim there are new issues facing short-let landlords following Airbnb's worldwide ban on the use of security cameras inside...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Jeremy Hunt has “rendered hundreds of businesses unviable - overnight”

The Chancellor has rendered hundreds of lettings businesses unviable overnight as a result of his Budget tax clampdown. That’s the view of...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory slams Gove’s “wretched restrictions” on Section 21 and short lets

A Tory has slammed the proposed clampdown on short lets proposed by Housing Secretary Michael Gove - and he calls them...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb bans security cameras inside rental properties

Airbnb is banning the use of security cameras inside rental properties from the end of April. Airbnb currently allows security cameras in...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Tax Changes - how the government has got it wrong

The chief executive of a short lets service says Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is wrong to think penalising landlords will help solve...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Estate agents back Airbnb clampdown “to be on same terms as rental sector”

Agents’ trade body Propertymark has called for equal parity between short-term lets and the private rented sector to ensure they meet...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New attack on Airbnb landlords - possible charge for bin collections

Media outlets in Scotland are reporting that Edinburgh council is considering charging short let landlords for bin collections. The plans are to be...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Short Lets Crackdown - Labour council worry over brothels and parties

Government proposals on limiting short lets "fall a long way short of what's needed and will do nothing to put right...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Countryside campaigners back Gove on short lets clampdown

Countryside campaigning charity CPRE has given a warm welcome to Michael Gove’s clampdown on short lets. Last week Housing Secretary Gove announced...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Easing tax on landlords would end Airbnb ‘problem’ says NRLA boss

Reversing the tax penalties imposed on buy to let landlords in recent years would reduce the impact of short lets on...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb reveals income and demographics of landlord hosts

Airbnb has released new figures showing that the typical host landlord makes a modest £5,500 a year by sharing their space...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour MP slams Airbnb clampdown as “not going nearly far enough”

A Labour MP who has campaigned for some years against short let landlords says proposals to crack down on the sector...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Activists slam Gove for being too soft on short let landlords

Housing Secretary Michael Gove’s proposals to restrict Airbnb-style short lets do not go far enough, a group of activists has said. Yesterday...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory council chief backs Gove’s clampdown on short let landlords

The Conservative leader of a council which claims it has had problems with Airbnbs and short lets has given wholehearted backing...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Clampdown on Airbnb and other short lets revealed by Michael Gove

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has this morning announced wholesale changes to planning and regulations surrounding short lets. His proposals include: - planning permission...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb backs Gove’s mandatory short lets landlord register

Airbnb has given its backing to a proposal from Housing Secretary Michael Gove to introduce a mandatory register of short let...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Councillors crush landlord family bid to become profitable

A bid to make three Northumberland holiday cottages available as permanent private residences has been rejected by planners. At a time when...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Short Lets management service pitches for small-scale landlords

A short lets management service is making a pitch to win landlords who let out just one, two or three properties...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Council says Airbnb needs planning consent after years of short-letting

A flamboyant property in Oxford which has been the subject of a decades-long planning dispute has been removed from Airbnb by...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour council doubles tax on short lets and second homes

Labour-controlled Haringey Council in London says the owners of short lets and furnished holiday homes will be forced to pay double...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mandatory Short Lets registration scheme introduced in part of UK

A mandatory short lets registration and licensing scheme is to be introduced in part of the UK, described as a system...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords overwhelmingly back Airbnb clampdown - council’s claim

A local authority in a tourist hotspot claims that local landlords have “overwhelmingly” backed a move to clampdown on Airbnbs and...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Warning to Airbnb and Short Let hosts over January tax change

Thousands of Britons earning from letting their spare room or using parts of their home on platforms like Airbnb could be...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Emergency law demanded to regulate Airbnbs and Short Lets

A local authority is calling for emergency legislation to help it and other councils stop the spread of Airbnbs and other...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb using AI to clampdown on anti-social tenants during holiday season

Airbnb in the UK is bringing in restrictions on certain bookings over New Year’s Eve to deter guests holding anti-social parties. Proprietary...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory MPs lobby government demanding Airbnb crackdown

A group of Conservative MPs has organised a lobby of the government to demand a clampdown on Airbnbs and other short...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Slap taxes on short lets and holiday homes, urges countryside charity

A countryside body is blaming the government’s failure to provide affordable housing and the rise in short lets for a homelessness...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Clampdown on Airbnb is diversion to hide government failures - claim

A trade body representing short lets operators has slammed government housing failures. The Short Term Accommodation Association says it’s analysed local authority...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb listings info to be shared with government data service

The UK’s Office for National Statistics will soon have access to data on short-term lets listed on Airbnb, Booking .com and...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Homes illegally advertised as short lets returned to family use

A clampdown has found 18 council homes were being unlawfully sublet on Airbnb and other short let platforms. The investigation led by...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb sub-letting call explodes into national media controversy

An Airbnb survey first reported last week on Landlord Today has exploded into a national newspaper controversy. Airbnb claims that almost 80...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb says landlords should allow tenants to sub-let rooms

Airbnb says the large majority of private tenants want to boost their income, including through sub-letting rooms in their homes. In a...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC to gather more data on landlords from next year

Airbnb hosts - even those using just a spare room for occasional letting - will be amongst those subject to new...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New App allows activists to complain about Airbnb-style short lets

A tenants’ union has developed an app which it claims makes it easy to complain about short lets. Living Rent - a...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Is it illegal to Airbnb your garden retreat?

The rise of platforms such as Airbnb has opened up new possibilities to generate extra income by renting out spaces.  From spare...

23 September 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Airbnb controls may breach data laws and Human Rights Convention

Scotland’s controversial licensing regime on Airbnbs and other short lets, due to start next month, may breach the European Convention on...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Politician likens buying a second home to “forced eviction”

The Scottish National Party councillor for Oban North and Lorn - which includes the village of Plockton, made famous by the...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb in safety discount deal for short let hosts

Airbnb is linking up with private landlord agency OpenRent to offer reduced-price gas and boiler safety certificates. The short lets platform says...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Consultation starts on ban for HMOs to become Airbnbs

A six week consultation is now underway as a council bids to stop HMOs being used as Airbnb or other short...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb Regulation - Last-ditch bid to stop “laughing stock” rules

Trade bodies and short let landlords have made a last-ditch appeal to politicians to stop new rules which could see the...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Short Lets Licensing - landlords have only two months to apply

Owners of short-term let properties are being urged to apply for a licence under Scotland’s short-term licensing scheme before the October...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb refutes Sadiq Khan’s analysis of ‘out of control’ short lets

Airbnb has issued a statement responding to the call for a clampdown on short lets demanded by Labour’s outspoken London Mayor,...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb and Short Let regulations must vary by locality - agents

The letting agents’ trade body ARLA Propertymark is urging the government to regulate Airbnb and other short let platforms but to...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan wants Airbnb and short-let licensing for London

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who wants the government to give him the powers to impose rent controls, is now demanding licensing...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb regulation hugely unpopular - government consultation results

An attempt to introducing statutory licensing for Airbnbs and some other tourist accommodation has got a frosty reception. The Welsh Government -...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnbs and Short Lets to be probed by new housing commission

A team of experts will look into the impact ofd Airbnbs and other short lets in a part of the UK...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

New call for clampdown on Airbnb landlords

A non-for-profit hospitality group wants tighter regulations and restrictions to be imposed on Airbnb properties which affect both the rental market...

29 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Short Lets Bonanza - high end units in demand in London

A property management company is forecasting that Prime Central London’s short-lets summer is set to be record breaking. Glenfield Property Management says...

26 June 2023

From: Breaking News

First-ever bid to make holiday lets subject to planning consent

A council is launching a bid to make the use of a home for a holiday let subject to a mandatory...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Short Lets prices rocket as London attracts world’s tennis tourists

The price of holiday lets in South West London have skyrocketed by 30 per cent due to surging demand from visitors...

12 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Chaos! Bid to regulate Airbnb and short lets in tatters after ruling

A plan to regulate short lets such as Airbnbs has been ruled unlawful by a judge before it even comes into...

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb links with Neighbourhood Watch to deter bad tenants

Airbnb has linked up with Neighbourhood Watch in a bid to stamp out anti-social behaviour in short lets this summer. As part...

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb using ‘screening technology’ to spot anti-social tenants

Airbnb says it’s using screening technology to weed out anti-social tenants this summer. The short lets platform has launched what it calls...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb ‘problem’ may be smaller than critics claim

New data appears to show that the number of active short lets is lower - and not higher - than in...

31 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory MP wants “locals first” policy against short lets

A Tory MP representing a popular tourist area has attacked the proliferation of short lets, and wants a “locals first” policy...

26 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb Clampdown - Labour MP steps up campaign against short lets

A Labour MP who wants a licensing system to be introduced for Airbnb-style short lets and holiday accommodation is holding a...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb change of policy ahead of clampdown on complete houses

With the government considering short let landlords having to seek planning consent for the use of complete houses, AirBnb has announced...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

More Airbnbs in big cities than households on waiting lists - claim

A news service claims that in many UK cities there are now more entire homes listed on Airbnb than there are...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning to landlords switching to holiday lets - It won’t be easy

Rising numbers of landlords are likely to switch to specialising in holiday rentals and short-term lets in the months ahead, an...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Local Elections: a chance to influence the future of the private rented sector

Next Thursday voters up and down the country will be casting their votes in a series of local elections which are...

29 April 2023

From: The Big Issues

Landlord Intel - top staycation locations for short lets

The top UK holiday hotspot for 2023 is Yorkshire, according to Sykes Holiday Cottages’ latest Staycation Index report. Known for its picturesque...

29 April 2023

From: Top tips & guides

MP demands Airbnb clampdown be introduced immediately

A Liberal Democrat MP is calling on the government to bring forward a clampdown on Airbnb and other short lets.  The government...

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists want tougher Labour-style clampdown on Airbnb landlords

The Generation Rent activist group says the government’s proposed clampdown on short let landlords does not go far enough. At the end...

17 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnbs to need planning consent and compulsory registration - government

New rules making it tougher for people to let houses via AirBnb and other short let platforms have been unveiled by...

13 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb offers £100 to hosts joining up during Coronation

Airbnb is offering a £100 travel coupon to new Hosts welcoming their first Airbnb guest during the King’s Coronation in London...

03 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove pledges law changes to restrict Airbnb growth

Housing Secretary Michael Gove says he’s going to make changes to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill currently going through Parliament...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Is Now the Right Time to Invest in a Second Property?

  Second home market growth and falling house prices could be a combination for success. There’s been a clear positive correlation between profit...

11 March 2023

From: The Big Issues

Airbnb ‘spare room’ landlords earn just £2,400 a year

Airbnb claims its so-called ‘spare room’ landlords earn an a rage of just £2,400 a year - the equivalent of a...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Another council doubles tax on second homes

Dorset council is the latest to agree a policy to double the council tax on second homes and to implement an...

03 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Are second homes “flipped” to  Airbnb to avoid council tax?

Campaigners behind the National Empty Homes Week - running until March 5 - are accusing some second home owners of “flipping”...

01 March 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC on the warpath: Warning issued over undeclared income

Landlords of Airbnbs and other short-lets risk facing penalties for tax evasion if they fail to report income on their rental...

27 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb Licensing should be in “priority areas only” say agents

Licensing for Airbnbs and similar short lets should be targeted in priority areas only and not the subject of blanket rules. That’s...

21 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Sweeping controls on rents and Airbnbs - could they happen here?

The Portuguese government has announced sweeping measures, mostly against landlords, which some activists want introduced in the UK too. Portuguese Prime Minister...

20 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Strict guidelines for AirBnb and holiday let landlords set by council

York council has set out strict guidelines for Airbnb style short lets and for holiday rentals.   A statement from the Labour-controlled authority...

03 February 2023

From: Breaking News

AirBnb demands mortgage lenders allow owners to short-let homes

Airbnb has gone into battle against mortgage lenders opposed to their customers letting out their homes. The short let platform is calling...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Do more to help landlords in tourist hotspots, politicians urged

The agents’ trade body Propertymark says it wants the Welsh Government to do more to support landlords letting in tourist hotspots. The...

23 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Consultation opens on holiday let changes

The Welsh Government has opened a three month consultation on changes in regulations for holiday let landlords. The Welsh Government - a...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Last-minute call to let homes on Airbnb and other platforms

The trade body representing hosts and suppliers to the short let industry is calling on people to defray cost of living...

20 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Boycott Airbnbs to solve the short lets problem, editor urges

The new editor of an influential newspaper property supplement has come up with a way of solving what she calls “the...

19 December 2022

From: Breaking News

MPs to debate Airbnb and other short lets controls today

The House of Commons will today debate a proposal for local authorities to have specific controls over the proliferation of Airbnbs...

09 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb says the party's over on New Year’s Eve

In a bid to show it is clamping down on raucous guests, Airbnb has released details of thousands of parties it...

09 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent backs Labour bid to regulate Airbnb and Co

Activist group Generation Rent says it’s not convinced about government proposals to increase regulation of holiday lets and short lets -...

07 December 2022

From: Breaking News

New short lets and second homes policy - vague government pledge

The government has announced that it’s going to work on a new second homes policy with one particular council - if...

07 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb registration and short lets planning consent under consideration

The government is to open a consultation on whether residential properties should require planning consent to be used as short lets...

06 December 2022

From: Breaking News

UK's Happiest Place has lots (and lots) of holiday homes

If you were to believe recent headlines, holiday homes and short lets make everyone’s lives miserable - yet the happiest place...

01 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Mystery over when rental reforms will become law

The government has once again declined to give any meaningful timetable for the introduction of the Renters Reform Bill. At the end...

04 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb accused of using charity to disguise housing market damage

The charity Action on Empty Homes, which is mounting a campaign against short let properties, has attacked Airbnb for making a...

28 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Regulating Airbnb - MP claims cross-party backing for clampdown

Labour MP Rachael Maskell says she has won the support of 10 other members of parliament from across the political divide...

25 October 2022

From: Breaking News

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