The government is making it easier for householders to rent their properties out for up to 90 days without needing permission.
Although this is intended to free people up to do holiday home-swaps or earn some extra money by letting out their homes for the summer, many people are concerned that this could lead to more problems in areas like Westminster.
These problems include:
• Reducing the stock of homes for people who need somewhere to live.
• Making neighbourhoods less stable and undermining communities.
• Generating noise, rubbish and nuisance for residents in blocks or streets where there is a lot of short-term letting.
• Making it more difficult and expensive for Councils like Westminster to enforce the law.
Karen Buck MP has started a survey to find out what local residents think. You can complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2QN28KZ