Existing noise and anti-social behavior legislation too often fails to help residents.
This is particularly the case in BANEs where numbers of police and local government officers working on Public protection and anti-social behavior are at historic lows.
We think landlords who want to pursue this lucrative business model should as a minimum:
- Have to apply planning permission for change of use
- Pay business rates
- Be held responsible for the behavior of their tenants, preferably with the sort of financial bond system in use elsewhere
Ideally, we would like to see the introduction of a proper licencing regime for anyone proposing to offer this sort of very short term let.