Aug
19

Council tenant fined £100k...

A council tenant has been evicted and fined over £100,000 for renting out his council flat in Victoria, London on Airbnb. Airbnb is an online marketplace where ‘hosts’ can advertise their space for guests to stay and it seems the tenant has had the council flat advertised on Airbnb since 2013 and has received more than 300 reviews, Westminster City Council confirmed. This should be a warning to anyone who is abusing the system, especially given the shortage of council homes currently available for those in need. More than 100,000 children are living in temporary accommodation according to this article we previously posted about. Read more about the story here.