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Guidance for owners of holiday lets

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:

Find out about the tailored advice for your holiday let business on our regulatory advice page. For more information please call us at telephone: 01904 551525, or email

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:

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.

Also see

Neighbourhood Enforcement Team

Community Safety Hub, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551555

Public Protection Team

Eco Depot, Hazel Court, York, YO10 3DS

Telephone: 01904 551525