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09/06/2017

Appeal: Permission for Airbnb let could cause permanent loss of housing stock

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An inspector has refused permission for a Hammersmith flat to be let for more than 90 days a year on Airbnb through a change of use to Class C1 (bed-and-breakfast accommodation), ruling that it could lead to the loss of permanent housing stock in the borough.

The appeal relates to a two-bedroom, self-contained flat in Hammersmith, south-west London. The appellant’s proposal sought permission to “rent out the flat on a short-term basis” on Airbnb, but this description was altered by Hammersmith and Fulham Council for greater clarity, to “change of use from residential (class C3) to bed-and-breakfast accommodation (class C1)&rd.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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