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More powers for local authorities for short-term lets, says Committee

18 December 2022

The Built Environment Committee has today published a letter to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove MP, on short-term lettings.

Key points

In light of the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill which creates a power to establish a registration scheme for short-term lettings, the committee calls for:

  • local authorities to be able to require registration of short-term lettings in their areas;
  • local authorities to be given power to require planning permission for new short-term lettings in their area;
  • short-term lettings online platforms to be more transparent in publishing data.

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