Policy paper

Short-term use of residential property in London

A paper outlining the new policy on short-term use of residential property in London.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Promoting the sharing economy in London

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email alternativeformats@communities.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


This document responds to question 22 of our review of property conditions in the private rented sector discussion document.

It sets out the government’s approach to modernising this out-dated legislation (Section 25 of the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1973), so that residents can allow their homes to be used on a short-term basis without unnecessary red tape.

Published 9 February 2015