Nickie Aiken, Member of Parliament for the Cities of London & Westminster, caught up with Stuart Andrew MP, Minister for Tourism, to continue making the case to tackle the unintended consequences of short-term lettings.
Short-term lets can be a great way for tourists to visit our neighbourhoods and see all that central London has to offer.
But Nickie has heard repeatedly from local people about the misery rogue operators are causing, especially the anti-social behaviour, and unwanted noise from visitors arriving at all times of day and night.
Currently, rules in London allow homeowners to let their property for up to 90 nights. However, it is clear that too many rogue landlords are exceeding this limit. Too many short-lets directly impacts the supply of rented properties and hikes up rents for families and young professionals hoping to settle here.
Over the summer, the Government consulted on short-term tourist accommodation and Nickie was pleased to sit down with the Minister to continue making the case to tackle their unintended consequences, and hear more about the Government’s plans.
If you haven’t already, please add your voice to her campaign. It is because of your support that the Government launched its consultation and is listening to our calls.