Renting Restrictions in London

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published details of its intended reforms to the rules that restrict Londoners from renting out their homes on a short-term basis.

On 9 February 2015, DCLG published a policy statement setting out the details of its proposed reforms. DCLG intends to permit short-term letting of residential premises in London for up to 90 days per calendar year. Using a 90 day cap means that properties cannot be used as temporary sleeping accommodation on a permanent basis, and any impact on local amenity should be kept within acceptable limits.