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This paper aims to explore the policy nuances that encourage short-term holiday lets over private rented accommodation. Furthermore, this paper examines the growth in short-term lets on Airbnb in London and identifies the extent to which professional property investors are using this platform. To accomplish this, we analyse secondary data on Airbnb listings across a four-year period. This analysis identified that there was a 283% increase in the number of listings available over this period, to 70,534 listings in London, and that there was a 316% increase in the number of listings provided by a professional host to 31,400 listings over the same period. The analysis of this data and the review of previous literature provides evidence to support the argument that previously privately rented homes are now being offered as tourist accommodation. The paper analyses the struggles this poses for policy makers, communities and housing providers, and then sets out challenges for future research.
|Publication status||Published - 11 Apr 2019|
|Event||Housing Studies Association Annual Conference 2019 - Sheffield, United Kingdom|
Duration: 10 Apr 2019 → 12 Apr 2019
|Conference||Housing Studies Association Annual Conference 2019|
|Abbreviated title||HSA 2019|
|Period||10/04/19 → 12/04/19|
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Tom Simcock (Participant)10 Apr 2019 → 12 Apr 2019
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participating in a conference, workshop, etc.
Tom Simcock (Speaker)11 Apr 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation