Thousands flouting new rules on short-term lets

Dublin City Council has sent 1,245 warning letters to those advertising illegal lets on Airbnb and Booking.com

21st November, 2021
Thousands flouting new rules on short-term lets
Short-term letting was defined as letting a property for fewer than 14 days. Residents are allowed to let their entire principal private residence on a short-term basis for a cumulative 90 days each year

Dublin City Council has issued 1,245 warning letters to operators of illegal short-term lets on platforms like Airbnb and Booking.com since measures were brought in to control the sector.

Despite the crackdown on the sector, data released by the local authority suggests large numbers of operators on websites such as Airbnb, Vbro and Booking.com are flouting the rules.

Thousands of homes are advertised in the Dublin City Council jurisdiction on short-term letting platforms, but...

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