August 31, 2016
A landlords’ group says the widespread letting of homes in London on Airbnb and similar platforms is worsening the shortage of housing in the capital. A new analysis by the Residential Landlords Association has found that 61 per cent of homes and apartments listed on Airbnb in London in June were advertised as being available for more than 90 days per year. It says this is effectively turning them into long term accommodation without appearing at first sight to be having to abide by all the regulations, safety and insurance provisions covering the private rented sector….