Short-term and holiday rentals are important to residents in York and form a significant part of the city's economy.
They can range from offering a whole house or flat as a permanent holiday rental or self-catering accommodation, to occasionally letting a single room via an online platform such as Airbnb.
Holiday lets can impact on the local environment and services. They can affect the living conditions of nearby residents, the character of an area, community cohesion due to noise and disturbance, litter and waste generation, parking pressures and loss of local housing.
As an owner or manager of a holiday let, you must run your business within the law, while respecting your neighbours and the local environment.
To help you understand your responsibilities, you can find guidance on:
- planning permission
- business rates and council tax
- managing your guests, including parking and noise abatement
- waste management and disposal
- leaseholders of council properties
- general recommendations
To support your guests, please download these posters and display them in the property. Or, you could add them to your promotional material to help set expectations:
- Let's be respectful A4 poster
- Let's be considerate A4 poster
- Let's remember our neighbours A4 poster
The content of this guidance does not constitute legal advice and is provided for general information purposes only.
We accept no responsibility for any information contained within this guidance and disclaim and exclude any liability in respect of the contents or for action taken based on this information.