We are considering buying a 1-bed flat in London (were hoping to find somewhere around Tower Bridge on south bank). We wanted to use it ourselves for trips up to London (plus our grown up children on occasion) and also let it for holiday rentals through a property management company. I have been told today that a number of boroughs (particularly Central London, including Southwark, require planning permission before allowing short term rents (holiday rents included I assume), and rarely grant it if you apply. Is this the case? The property would also invariably be leasehold - is it usual for this to also present problems for holiday lettings? Many thanks for your advice.
thanks for your message Nicola. I have been doing some more digging myself and have answered some of the question myself. I guess it would therefore be better to cancel the question. I take it you will not take my £11? Thanks.