Airbnb landlords in rural communities may need to be licensed to offer their homes because the lack of rental properties eliminates the fear of kicking out locals.
- Other homeowners may need permission to manage short-term leave
- The proposal is being reviewed after concerns from lawmakers in popular coastal areas
- This Follows Announced Action on People Abusing the Holiday Home Tax Loophole
- Holiday Lets for Business Rates must be rented for at least 70 days a year
airbnb Owners of rural communities may need to obtain a license to offer their homes because of the lack of rental properties that gives locals a short-term vacation due to fear.
A proposal being considered by ministers could compel other homeowners to obtain consent from their local council to manage short-term leave.
plan is as follows Tory Lawmakers from popular coastal locations, including Cornwall, Devon and the Isle of Wight, expressed concern over the booming industry leading to a lack of affordable housing in their area.
A government source told many times: ‘It is clear that the way the market has rallied, we need to react.’
Yesterday the Leveling Up department announced a tax crackdown on second homeowners who ‘pretend’ their properties to be out for the holidays.
From April 2023, holiday lattes must be rented for at least 70 days a year to qualify for commercial rates under the new rules, which aim to benefit tourist destinations.
A proposal being considered by ministers could compel second homeowners to obtain consent from their local council to manage short-term leave (Picture: St Ives in Cornwall)
Tory MP Selene Saxby of North Devon warned during a Commons debate that rising house prices contributed to homelessness in her community.
She also said that the “noise, anti-social behavior, parties and hot tubs” on Airbnb Lets are troubling locals.
And Tory MP Bob Seeley of the Isle of Wight said Seaview Village has been ‘effectively removed from permanent life’, with 82 percent of the property being second homes.
Referring to the latest developments, Leveling Up Secretary Michael Gove said: ‘The government supports small businesses, including responsible short-term rentals, which attract tourists and bring significant investment to local communities.
“However, we will not allow those in privileged positions to misuse the system by wrongly claiming tax relief and leaving the local people to count the cost.
‘The actions we are taking will create a better system to ensure that second home owners are contributing their share of local services that benefit them.’
Yesterday the Leveling Up department announced a tax crackdown on second homeowners who ‘pretend’ to take out their properties for the holidays (Leveling Secretary Michael Gove pictured January 10)
Kurt Jensen, Director of the Tourism Alliance, said: ‘Setting these new operational thresholds for self-catering businesses is welcomed by the tourism industry as it makes a very important distinction between commercial self-catering businesses that serve local communities. revenue and employment, and holiday homes that remain vacant throughout the year.
‘It is recognized that tourism is the lifeblood of many small towns and villages, maintaining the viability of local shops, pubs and attractions.’
According to the Department for Leveling Up, in 2018-19, three per cent of households in the UK reported having a second home, the proportion remaining unchanged from 2008-09.
The most common reason for having a second home is to use it as a holiday home or weekend cottage, with 35 percent saying they see it as a long-term investment or income, and 16 percent using it as their one-time home. We do.
An Airbnb spokesperson said: ‘We take accommodation concerns seriously and have already proposed to the government for a national registration system for hosts’ (file photo)
Overall, 57 per cent of second homes are located in the UK, compared to 34 per cent in Europe and nine per cent in non-European countries, according to the latest figures.
In the Government Department’s English Housing Survey 2018-19, it said: ‘There has been an increase in the proportion of second homes in the UK from 2008-09 and a similar decrease in European and non-European second homes.’
An Airbnb spokesperson said: ‘Most hosts share space in their home and about a third say additional income is an economic lifeline.
‘We take housing concerns seriously and have already submitted proposals to the government for a national registration system for hosts. We look forward to supporting the upcoming consultation.’