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Short change: How short-term lets are challenging city planners

The popularity of short-term lets via the ‘platform economy’ has had a series of impacts on towns and cities. it could be time for coherent regulation, argues Andrew Coleman.

Whether it’s an influx of tourists dragging cases, raucous groups of stag parties or gentrification of run-down areas, short-term letting via the ‘sharing platform’ economy is having a significant effect in towns and cities worldwide.  

Until relatively recently, holiday lets were accessed through ‘analogue’ methods such as newspapers. However, the emergence of internet sit.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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