I have seen some airbnbs above pubs and such doing short term lets. I am wondering, are these legally compliant in terms of the new rules around needing planning permission for short term lets. I know that councils very likely won't grant planning change requests, but does any commercially licensed property (pub/shop/hairdressers) have the same planning permission as is needed for short term lets, or is short term letting a specific type of planning permission?
Short answer is no. Planning permission would be required as there is a change of use. Doubtful that they have done this though
Short answer is no but councils generally don't give a flip
Thanks for the replies. So what permission is actually needed for short term lets?
Are there places zoned for this at present ie holiday home villages where the houses are privately owned but zoned for short term lets?
I'd start here...
Dublin City Council have a dedicated Air BnB Section within their Planning Enforcement Section, so in fairness to them, they take it serious.
Buying a Tesla? -> Get Free Store Credits using my Referral Link - https://www.tesla.com/en_ie/referral/keith69729
We have a property in Wicklow that has planning for short term lettings. It used to be our family home until we built a replacement dwelling.
Hey, thanks for this info. Can I ask how long ago you sought permission for it to be changed to a STL and what do you believe was the reason that it was granted?
What exactly is the planning permission here, is it commercial property for tourism? Can't seem to find the exact name/description of the permission required.
Do you actively do STL on this property?
Hi, we didn't actually apply specifically for this but part of the planning condition for our new house was that the old property can only be used as 'short term tourist let of max duration of 4 weeks. Yes, we do use it now for STL.