Council to focus on Airbnb type lets

With Oxfordshire tourism forever on the rise , the need for short-term holiday lets are also on the increase  to meet the demands. It may come as a surprise to some but there are no laws regarding the need for consent for short term lets.  

In a bid to control this grey area, Oxford City Council  are encouraging landlords to apply for permission early to avoid possible backlogs should the government focus on the lack of clarity but also in a bid to stop some of the anti-social behaviour complaints as a result of the short- term lets.  

Industry leader Airbnb, one of the best-known websites for short-term lets, is calling for the Government to tighten regulations, and require planning permission for rentals that exceed 140 nights a year.