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London Landlords Hijack Airbnb Website

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London landlords accused of hijacking AirBNB website with thousands of short term listings.

http://www.lettingagenttoday.co.uk/672-london-landlords-accused-of-hijacking-website

But analysis of the website by The Guardian newspaper shows that while the service aims to be a platform for individuals to let out their spare rooms, professional landlords and buy-to-let investors are swamping the site.

The newspaper’s analysis of more than 13,000 Airbnb listings in London – which is by far the site's biggest UK market – shows more than 6,600 are leasing out an entire home or flat, rather than a spare room. And over 1,500 people listing their properties on the site have multiple listings, with 180 listing five or more properties across London.

Can see a six month AST being considered a 'long term secure tenancy' in the future as everywhere is let out as short term 'holiday' lets.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/20/buy-to-let-landlords-leasing-properties-airbnb-uk

Edited by aSecureTenant

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