A short-term let is where a homeowner rents out a property or room in a property on a nightly basis (usually organised online). The guest is generally a tourist or business traveller, often with expectations of hotel-like services. This type of let is different from a tenancy between a landlord and tenant. It's also sometimes referred to as a 'nightly let'.
Homeowners can legally rent their homes on this basis for up to 90 nights a year without planning permission, unless it is council-leased property. The properties must meet certain standards and, like all properties, they cannot cause excessive disruption to their neighbours.
We know that most homeowners who let on a nightly basis do so within the law and maintain excellent standards. However, we also know short-term letting can cause problems for our residents when guests make excessive noise, keep unsociable hours or dump their rubbish.
Our short-term let team will investigate any properties that cause problems for our communities.