The government is set to introduce stricter rules surrounding short-term lets in high housing demand areas which will require owners of buy-to-let properties to seek planning permission from local councils if they wish to use their second properties for short-term lets such as Airbnb rentals for more than three months per year.
The Irish Times reports that councils will have the right to refuse permission to owners of second properties to use them for full-time, short-term lettings.
Three Month Limit
No restrictions will apply to owner-occupiers wishing to let individual rooms in their homes to short-term occupants, but they will only be allowed to let their entire properties for short-term bookings of two weeks or less for up to three months total in one calendar year without permission.
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