Housing body calls for stronger planning powers to regulate Airbnb and capture land value increases

Stronger planning powers to help councils regulate the rise in short-term rentals driven by online platforms such as Airbnb and more effective land value taxes are among changes that professional body the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has called for in a new report.

by Mark Wilding
Airbnb: CIH report calls for council powers to tackle short-term lets. Image: Flickr / Open Grid Scheduler
Airbnb: CIH report calls for council powers to tackle short-term lets. Image: Flickr / Open Grid Scheduler

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