Ireland’s planning guidelines for short-term lettings make it an unaffordable destination for families, Airbnb has said. In a document sent to Dublin City Council on November 9th last year, Airbnb outlined a raft of concerns over a circular sent by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government in October. The circular reminds local councils of existing rules requiring landlords to apply for change of use permission if they wish to let out their properties on a short-term basis.
Airbnb said the department’s guidance had “potentially wide-ranging implications for those sharing their homes”, and noted the “lack of clarity within the guidance is likely to cause concern and confusion for Ireland’s home-sharing community”.
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