Accommodation website bans hosts in UK capital from renting out entire home beyond time limit without consent from council

Airbnb, the booming accommodation website that has been criticised for exacerbating the housing crisis, has announced it is banning hosts in London from renting out entire homes for more than 90 days a year without official consent.

The move, which will become effective from spring 2017, follows concern that homes that could be rented out long term were being effectively removed from the housing supply because they were being put on Airbnb for short-term lets and that some apartments were being treated more like hotel rooms.

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