London, United Kingdom (17th October, 2011) – MeetMyAgent.co.uk, an independent estate agent review and rating website, comment on recent reports regarding the legality of short-term renting in London during the 2012 Olympics.
It has been revealed that many Londoners hoping to cash in on the Olympics next year by renting out their properties short-term to visitors could be breaking the law, and may face paying a fine if they do so. Councils in London have varied positions on this practice, with some vowing to clamp down on short-term rentals.
Councils banning short-term lets include Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, and Camden. However, Hammersmith & Fulham Council, which covers Hammersmith, Fulham and Shepherd’s Bush, have announced that they are not banning short-term lets.
“Homeowners interested in renting out their properties next year will need to check their local council’s stance on this legislation. Local estate agents will also have information regarding the policies of different boroughs, and can help homeowners find suitable tenants for their properties,” commented a spokesperson for MeetMyAgent.co.uk. “At MeetMyAgent, we can offer landlords and sellers advice on how this legislation could affect them during the Olympics next year – available for free via our website.”
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