Enforcement against illegal short lets upheld

I have pointed out before on this blog that illegal short-letting of property to tourists turns residential buildings into badly managed hotels, inflicting noise, traffic and inconsiderate behaviour on other residents and keeping long-term occupiers out.  Occasional cases may do little harm but in blocks where the practice is long-established, occupants really suffer from the high turnover of people who do not know how to dispose of their rubbish and have no concern for their neighbours.

Increasingly, WCC has been enforcing the planning law that prohibits unauthorised short-letting. So it’s good to see this week that the Planning Inspectorate has again ruled in the council’s favour and dismissed an attempt by a landlord to appeal against council action against him, this time just off the Edgware Road.