Report a problem with a short term let or party flat
A short term let is a property that is usually rented for up to five days by a small group or family for the purpose of a short break or holiday.
A party flat is a property that is usually rented by a number of unrelated persons for a stag or hen night or where they are attending a sport or entertainment event.
Report a problem with a property that you feel is being used as a short term let or party flat to your neighbourhood office.
Those issues may include
- antisocial behaviour
- too many people staying in the property.
We will investigate and take action to help you resolve the situation.
Rules and policies for short term lets
If a landlord wants to let a property out for three or more unrelated persons at any one time, and it will be the tenants' sole or principal residence, the landlord must apply for a Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMO) licence.
Properties rented out for a longer period must be registered with Landlord Registration.
Changing the use of a residential property to a short stay commercial leisure apartment, a short term let, may require planning permission. Pages 6 and 7 of our Planning Guidance for Businesses sets this out in more detail. Find out how to report a possible breach in planning control.