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Freedom of Information Request

short-term lets.

Received: 3 December 2019

I'm seeking details of complaints made and investigations taken by your authority in relation to properties offered for short-term lets via platforms such as Airbnb.

Please could you provide the following under the Freedom of Information Act:

1. The number of reports of, or complaints regarding, noise or antisocial behaviour relating to short-term lets such as Airbnb in each financial year from 2015/16 to 2018/19 (or the most recent figures available).

2. The number of reports of, or complaints regarding, breach of the maximum 90-day letting limit relating to short-term lets such as Airbnb in each financial year from 2015/16 to 2018/19 (or the most recent figures available).

3. The number of reports of, or complaints regarding, unlawful subletting of council owned properties relating to short-term lets such as Airbnb in each financial year from 2015/16 to 2018/19 (or the most recent figures available).

4. The number of investigations into unlawful subletting of council owned properties relating to short-term lets such as Airbnb in each financial year from 2015/16 to 2018/19 (or the most recent figures available) by the council.

5. For point 4, please can you also detail the outcomes of any investigations that have been concluded, in each financial year from 2015/16 to 2018/19 (or the most recent figures available).

6. The number of reports of, or complaints regarding, leaseholders subletting without their landlord's permission relating to short-term lets such as Airbnb in each financial year from 2015/16 to 2018/19 (or the most recent figures available).


Please feel free to pass this email on to whoever is best placed to meet this request. If any clarification of this request is required please do not hesitate to contact me using the contact details below to discuss (rather than waiting until the end of the 20-day period).

If some parts of this request are more difficult to answer than others please release material as it becomes available rather than hold up the entire request for the contested data.

Please can you also acknowledge receipt of this email as soon as possible.

I make this request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. My preferred format to receive this information is by electronic means. Please email your response to: Emma.Slater@itv.com

Many thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

Outcome / Documents

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