U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has vowed to introduce a short-term let registration scheme soon, enabling the government to “better understand and monitor the impact of short-term lets on local communities.” He further verified that the government is planning to consult on whether specific planning permits should be mandated for new vacation let properties in popular tourist destinations throughout Britain. “It's essential that this registration scheme can be properly enforced and can help bring short-term lets up to the high standards of our hotels, which abide by strict fire safety, health and safety, and accessibility rules,” said UKHospitality CEO Kate Nicholls. “A registration scheme that can deliver this not only levels the playing field across our accommodation outlets, but also delivers huge guarantees and benefits for the consumer too. It's crucial that the entire sector is operating to the same standards, for the good of business, the economy and the customer, and we look forward to working with the Leveling Up Secretary [Michael Gove] on it.” In areas where the inventory of affordable properties available for local people and key workers to buy or rent is scarce, restrictions on the use of holiday homes and a potential registration scheme for short-term lets are under consideration as part of the concessions by the Leveling Up department.
Short Term Rentalz (12/09/22) Paul Stevens