Holiday Accommodation: Safety

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 24th January 2020.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps Department is taking to ensure short-term lets are safe; and if he will make statement.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

We support the short-term lettings industry’s efforts to drive out poor practice, including the Short-Term Accommodation Association’s (STAA) Considerate Short-Term Lets Charter.

Do You Have Paying Guests, published by the Home Office and the National Fire Chiefs Council, outlines all necessary fire safety precautions for any property being let out. This is kept under review.

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