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KEYWORD "Airbnb" - 100 RESULTS
Airbnb and Short Let Boom may be over says agency chief

A lettings agency director is suggesting the short lets boom may be over. Marc von Grundherr, director of Benham and Reeves, says...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental Tax Change - Short Lets sector warned of possible losses

An accountancy firm is warning those using Airbnb and similar short let platforms that new tax rules mean they could lose...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Reviews are key to success in saturated market - claim

An insurance firm’s assessment of how to market a holiday let successfully claims that strongly favourable reviews are far and away...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb Restrictions - Gove slammed by Labour-dominated council body

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

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnbs may need Planning Consent in key tourist location

A council claims it’s reached an important stage in the process of deciding whether to implement the Article 4 Direction power...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Letting agent claims area is over-run with Airbnb-style short lets

A lettings agent who is also on the executive of Propertymark claims one of Britain’s tourist hotspots has been over-run with...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency urges second home owners to be Airbnb hosts for tax reasons

The head of a lettings agency in Kent says it would be a “practical solution” for second home owners to become...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Ceilings Have Been Reached - agency's stark warning

The chief executive of one of Britain’s largest franchise agency chains is warning that rents may no longer be able to...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer asks: Should Agents Manage Short Let Properties?

It’s not easy for anyone - even professionals like lettings and estate agents - to keep up with the blizzard of...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb sharing short lets data with another government department

Airbnb - which recently announced it’s sharing some information about its landlord hosts with HMRC - is now sharing data with...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Mainstream lettings agency diversifies into short-lets management

A holiday lettings agency and an estate agent in a tourist hotspot have joined forces.  Suffolk Coastal will continue with its sales...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Short Lets Clampdown - More campaigners back Gove

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

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Gove’s Airbnb Crackdown - Criticism building

There’s growing anger over restrictions on private homeowners using their properties via Airbnb and other short let platforms. Earlier this week Housing...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs turn on Airbnb and other short lets

Prominent MPs from the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties have renewed their onslaught on Airbnb and other short let platforms.  Former Lib...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour’s backdoor bid to regulate lettings and estate agents at last

Labour is using a Bill currently going through Parliament as a backdoor method to introduce the regulation of lettings, estate and...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer warns that Summer will be hectic for lettings sector

Summer looks like it’s going to be a hectic period for lettings agents and the private rental sector according to TV...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark backs controversial Airbnb registration scheme

Letting agents’ body Propertymark is throwing its weight behind a mandatory licensing and registration scheme for short let landlords. Anyone who lets...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mandatory Short Lets registration scheme to be introduced

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

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Short lets tax change this week just the first of many in 2024

Airbnb and other short let platforms are from this week required to send data on their clients’ earnings to HMRC. And a...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb claims its short lets support thousands of jobs across UK

A new report claims that Airbnb has generated tens of thousands of jobs in the UK and enables people to work...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Government slammed over clampdown on Airbnb and short lets

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

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent says he’s getting 150+ enquiries per property within 24 hours

Glasgow’s lettings market is the strongest it’s been in up to 10 years, with a shortage of rental flats driving demand...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb may offer long-term rentals, not just short lets

Airbnb’s global chief executive has suggested that the short lets platform may handle longer term rentals in future. Brian Chesky, in an...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb woos Labour saying short lets can be “lifeline”

Airbnb has taken the unusual step of buying space on an influential Labour Party website, just ahead of the party’s conference. Amanda...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Westminster wants to tax short let tenants

Westminster’s Labour controlled council is stepping up its war on Airbnbs and other short lets. It was a mandatory registration system for...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Nakul Patel - Director at Air Blue Lets

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? My name is Nakul Patel and on my business card...

22 September 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Airbnb launching ad campaign to win first-time customers

Airbnb is launching a UK campaign this month aimed at luring first-time customers. It’s part of a local campaign that launched last...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Ban on HMOs converting to Airbnb causes consultation uproar

A move to stop HMOs being used as Airbnb or other short lets has been put forward in the westcountry -...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove and RICS star at this week's big PropTech event

What is billed as Europe’s largest PropTech event takes place in London this week, on September 6 and 7.  PropTech Connect will...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Clampdown needed on Airbnb and other short lets - new demand

A body largely consisting of councils wants more controls over Airbnbs and other short lets - and it wants local authorities...

31 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb supply 'slashed 80% by new controls' - report bombshell

A report being considered by a council says one of the UK’s biggest cities could see an 80 per cent collapse in...

24 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Hate campaign launched against Airbnb

A hate campaign against AirBnb appears to have been launched in a Welsh village. Newspaper reports say a sticker reading 'Death to...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb “nightmare” as residents complain about short let parties

A planning committee meeting discussion on an application for 100 new apartments in Manchester turned into a forum for complaints about...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Shock Survey - Quarter of young tenants admit to sub-letting

One in eight tenants admit to letting out part or all of their rented property - and that rises to a...

26 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb Regulation - councils should control short lets, agents tell government

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

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb fights back against Sadiq Khan’s call for clampdown

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

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Strict Airbnb controls still on the agenda says politician

The Scottish Government does not intend to abandon its licensing scheme for Airbnbs and other short term lets, nor to delay...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Strict Airbnb regulation gets a massive thumbs-down

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

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Public want more tax on Airbnbs and higher private rental standards

A mortgage lender has conducted a survey of homeowners which has produced a string of anti-landlord and anti-overseas investor attitudes. Market Financial...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Short lets in Build To Rent schemes thanks to PropTech deal

Build To Rent operator Apo is partnering with PropTech platform Lavanda to offer increased exposure to Airbnb-style short-lets. The partnership will see Apo...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

One city loses 1,500 rental homes to Airbnb - claim

A newspaper is reporting that almost 1,500 homes which could be used for long-term mainstream rentals have been ‘lost’ to short...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Short Lets Court Case - what next for regulation?

The leader of the council that was rebuffed by a court when it tried to control the spread of Airbnb-style short...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Governments slammed for rushing blindly into Airbnb regulation

A trade body has criticised the various UK governments for “rushing blindly” into poorly-constructed regulation of short lets. The angry words from...

12 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Anti-Social Short Lets - Airbnb reveals crackdown details

Airbnb claims there has been a 75 per cent drop in party reports made to Airbnb in the UK since its...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Popular short lets location may be hit by new tax

One of the country’s most popular destinations for both visitors and short let accommodation is likely to be hit with a...

30 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb cash gift for hosts welcoming Eurovision guests

Airbnb is offering a £50 travel voucher to any Liverpool household hosting their first Airbnb guest in a private room in...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

More Airbnbs than families 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...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents back compulsory national registration for short lets

Propertymark has thrown its weight behind the idea of a compulsory national register of landlords and hosts operating Airbnb and other...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists want thousands of pounds to campaign against short lets

A group of activists is trying to raise £15,000 to campaign for local councils to clampdown on AirBnb and other short...

25 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Short Lets Clampdown: Airbnb warns against over the top measures

Airbnb is warning the UK government not to be heavy handed in its planning controls restricting the short lets sector. At the...

17 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Anger over Airbnbs and holiday lets needing planning consent

The new trade body for short lets has reacted angrily to a government plan for AirBnb and other short let hosts...

13 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Short Let registration fee must be reasonable insists Airbnb

Airbnb says any new rules for short lets in Wales should protect hosts and the benefits they bring to the tourism...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb host register hailed as “fantastic step forward”

A proposal to introduce a national register of Airbnb hosts in a bid to curb rowdy behaviour by guests has been...

29 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory MP blames Airbnb lets for shortage of staff accommodation

A Conservative MP in a tourist region has blamed the switch of rental accommodation to Airbnbs for a shortage of places...

27 March 2023

From: Breaking News

No blanket licensing required for short lets - Propertymark

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

22 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Global name joins short lets trade body

The UK Short Term Accommodation Association says the high profile digital platform Booking.com is to become a member.  Available in 43 languages...

20 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnbs and Holiday Lets give huge cash boost to communities - claim

The growth of the short term rentals sector has helped create an economy featuring jobs that benefit local communities and fit...

14 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Council using planning powers to try to “control” Airbnbs

A council says it’s using planning powers to try to control the proliferation of Airbnbs, but suggests the real answer may...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

‘No Airbnb’ - flats win planning consent but short lets are banned

A new block of apartments on the banks of a photogenic canal has been given the planning green light - but...

03 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Extra tax on buy to lets can help housing be ‘more equal’ - claim

The political party propping up the Scottish Government says higher taxes on buy to lets will help the housing market be...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb issues consumer warning about scams

Short lets platform Airbnb - increasingly used by landlords acting as hosts - has issued a warning to consumer users about...

30 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls won't solve housing crisis, experts warn

The housing crisis will be made worse by rent caps, two property experts have said. Various activist groups, much of the Green...

26 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Council plans to build its own Airbnb to drive tourism

A local authority in West Sussex is proposing to build its own Airbnb four bedroom house on the site of old...

20 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Red Tape for agents with short lets as Airbnb backs registration

Airbnb has come out in favour of a short lets registration scheme across the UK - similar to the one promised...

10 January 2023

From: Breaking News

‘City of Airbnbs’ has seen country’s highest house price rise

House prices in York - where the local MP is leading an onslaught on the proliferation of short lets - have...

03 January 2023

From: Breaking News

AirBnb Victory? - short lets register is delayed six months

It’s been announced that a deadline for existing hosts on AirBnb and other short let platforms to register with the Scottish...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Short lets industry backs government register scheme

The fledgling trade body for the UK’s short lets industry has welcomed the government’s proposal for a registration scheme for hosts. The...

13 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour MP attacks Airbnb hosts for “exploiting” housing crisis

A Labour MP has attacked Airbnb hosts and others in the short lets business, accusing them of “this exploitation of housing...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Short lets to be ‘banned’ from city claim landlord reps

A crackdown on Airbnbs and other short lets in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, has infuriated landlord’s’ representatives. In line with the rest...

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

Short Lets trade body reveals its first chief executive

The UK Short Term Accommodation Association has named a new chief executive.  Andy Fenner will support STAA chairperson Merilee Karr and director...

02 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Short Lets Licensing: Another council introduces regulation

Airbnb-style short-lets in another part of Scotland are to be subject to new licensing rules. The scheme, introduced by the Scottish Government,...

29 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Empty homes and holiday homes totals on the rise - new figures

The number of long-term empty homes has risen in every region of the UK during 2022 according to new government figures. The...

24 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Quirky lettings service will not accept rent in return for property

A bizarre lettings start-up has launched - and isn’t taking rent in return for property.  KindRoom instead offers itself as a platform...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Does Airbnb threaten the private rental sector? Agents want to know

Governments across the UK must do more to understand the scale of short lets and the threat they may pose to...

27 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb and Short Let trends under the microscope in London

The short lets industry - consisting of suppliers and operators within the burgeoning sector of Airbnb-style lettings - is to stage...

07 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent slams new rules for Airbnb and other short let rentals

A holiday letting agency has criticised the introduction of licensing for short term rentals in Scotland as “poorly thought-through and ill-timed”.  Iain...

04 October 2022

From: Breaking News

First AirBnb and short let licensing system starts this weekend

The first step within the UK to officially monitor Airbnb-style short lets comes into effect on Saturday, which is October 1. Scotland’s...

29 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Another council hits Airbnbs and holiday homes with higher taxes

The owners of second homes in a key short lets and tourist hotspot are set to have to pay a premium...

29 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour to consider Rent Controls and AirBnb restrictions

A proposal to introduce rent controls is likely to be discussed at Labour’s annual conference, being held early next week in...

21 September 2022

From: Breaking News

What do you really think of Airbnb and other short lets?

Propertymark is calling on letting agents to share their thoughts and experiences on the impact of Airbnb and other short lets.  At...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

New Airbnb controls are condemned by trade body

The UK Short Term Accommodation Association says the Scottish Government’s backing of a bid to control short lets in Edinburgh could...

01 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb moves to block renters holding anti-social parties

Airbnb is piloting new tools which it claims may identify and block prospective renters who want to stage anti-social parties. The technology...

22 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb to spend £500,000 promoting visits to key UK region

Airbnb has outlined plans to invest £500,000 to “preserve and showcase the West Midlands' cultural assets and boost tourism in the...

11 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Switch to short lets “catastrophic” for long term rentals - claim

ARLA Propertymark has released details of its written response to a Parliamentary committee investigating the impact of Airbnb-style short lets on...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Online lettings firm announces jobs programme for next 18 months

Sibling businessmen Jonathan and Matthew Daines are to create 15 new jobs at the Warwickshire-based PropTech platform Lettingaproperty over the next...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb reveals typical incomes of hosts in staycation locations

UK hosts on Airbnb collectively earned over £1.5 billion in 2021 the short let platform claims. Some £668m of that was over...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb threat to communities leads to ‘locals only’ policy idea

Agents are being dragged into a debate over whether locals should be given priority to rent or buy, as a result...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Corporate rental sector targeted by Airbnbs and other short lets

A trade body representing the Airbnb-style short lets sector says this kind of accommodation now has a five per cent market...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Council buying homes to stop them becoming Airbnbs

A council has purchased some 40 properties to avoid them becoming holiday homes and Airbnbs. Highland council in Scotland is spending up...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Ex-Purplebricks finance chief joins expanding online lettings platform

PropTech operator Lettingaproperty has won £750,000 to build a new rental platform of landlords and tenants. The cash boost, from the MEIF...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Politician wants Airbnb hosts to switch properties to long-term rentals

A politician has called on Airbnb hosts in his local area to switch their properties to long-term rentals. Isle of Wight councillor...

19 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark group lobbying politicians ahead of rental reforms

Propertymark has set up a working group of experts, agents, landlords and stakeholders in response to radical reforms to the private...

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent confronted by tenant ‘pushed out’ to make way for short let

A tenant has allegedly confronted an unnamed lettings agent over being “pushed out” of his long-term tenancy to make way for...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

AirBnb attacks “buy to let speculators” after regulation threat

AirBnb says proposed changes to short let rules in Wales should be aimed at property speculators, not ordinary people. The Welsh Government...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Huge boost for Airbnb as it's named Commonwealth Games provider

Airbnb has signed what it calls “a landmark agreement” with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, becoming the official hosting provider for ...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

The party’s over for Airbnb

Airbnb says that its so-called ‘party ban’ - introduced in 2020 at the height of the pandemic - is being made...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Mayors may get new powers over Airbnb and short lets sector

Speculation in national newspapers suggests that the government is considering giving local mayors some powers over parts of the private rented...

28 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Noose tightens on unregulated city Airbnb and other short lets

One of Britain’s largest cities wants to regulate Airbnb and other short let platforms. The proposed scheme in Glasgow follows legal changes...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Ditch AirBnb and we’ll charge you nothing - agency offer to landlords

Another lettings agency is offering a major incentive to landlords switching from Airbnb to traditional long term rentals. Hills Lettings, a south...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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