FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

07 February 2022

I’m working with Ove Arup & Partners (based in their Hong Kong Office), I hope you don’t mind me reaching out.


We are currently working on a study with the Environmental Protection Department that looks at the conversion of the old village houses in Hong Kong into guesthouses. The objective of the study is to regenerate the almost abandoned countryside, promote eco-tourism and respond to the community’s aspirations for urban-rural symbiosis in Hong Kong.


As a part of the study we are looking at the United Kingdom to benchmark the legislation and practices relating to the operation of short-term rentals. I understand that Local authorities have different approaches towards the different rental of short-term rentals (e.g. The number of days allowed for Short Term and Furnished Holiday Lets as well as Temporary Sleeping Accommodation (London Only)).


I was just wondering if you have a system/practices in place for the monitoring of short-term rentals? We are trying to understand how the different rental types are enforced and controlled.


Any information that you might be able to share would be greatly appreciated.

East Herts Council Response

07 February 2022

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The council owns no housing stock so we have no data relevant to this enquiry


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