Housing and Planning

Short-term rental restrictions will not fix housing crisis


In the Media

Christopher Snowdon referenced in City AM

Matthew Lesh quoted in Guido Fawkes

IEA Director of Public Policy and Communications Matthew Lesh has been quoted in Guido Fawkes criticising government proposals to allow local authorities to require planning permission for short-term rentals.

Matthew said:

The government is scapegoating holiday lets for the housing crisis. A national registration scheme and requiring permission to use one’s own property for holiday lets will not fix anything. But it will add to Britain’s red tape nightmare and could end up doing more damage to local communities by hurting their tourism economy.”

Read the full article here.

Matthew was also quoted in The Nottingham Post, The Bristol Post, Financial Reporter, The Chronicle, Manchester Evening News, and Devon Live.

You can read his full comment here.