The number of short-term lets in Bath has ballooned in recent years.
While tourism is important to our economy, it is also important that our residents do not have to endure noise pollution or disruption to their quality of life. Earlier this summer, the council won in legal action against one landlord whose property had caused problems. I am exploring the creation of a registration system for landlords and short-term lets. This would help ensure so-called 'party houses' comply with the rules. I will be speaking to residents as well as companies like Airbnb to find the best way forward. We must ensure Bath remains an attractive destination, but also a wonderful place to live.
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