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Camden, London 90-day limit - council letter received - help

I've just received a letter from Camden Council stating that they believe I've short term/holiday let my place for >90 days in 2021 - and I'm wondering how to handle this, & would appreciate any help.  As it happens, I haven't. Yet. But the letter comes with a detailed form asking for rental sites used and total days booked ahead this year. Which, I see, amounts to more than 90 days.  

Replies to this v welcome asap - I have to answer the letter soon. Personal message me if you prefer. And perhaps I can be of help in return. Many thanks

P.S. Is it an option - or worthwhile - to offer one's place on booking or any rental site, for 90 days plus - which is allowed by the council? Thinking in desperation here.


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Tintner

Thx. The difficulty there is they can almost certainly see my actual bookings for the year. And you're obliged to tell the truth on their  form that has very precise questions - or suffer a significant fine.

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Tash

Hi Tintner, how did this go ? did you reply to them >? 

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Tintner

Just about to reply now. PM me with tel no in while if you want to discuss. Seems booking does NOT show bookings ahead to public, only airbnb. - and then it isn't clear whether booked periods are booked by guests or removed by host. The big prob with booking is that they do show your address with full postal code under listing title - and won't remove it. So I'm surprised local council haven't approached more peop. - I know some locals who haven't been approached.

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Tintner

Thx again. So they can't check on my airbnb bookings - can't ask airbnb for the details? That would be v helpful to know. UNFORTUNATELY they *can* see my booking.com bookings.. The reason is booking off their own bat put my *address* as the main title of my listing without asking me. So they can certainly read off my bookings here, and I presume that's why the letter, to Owner/Occupier at my named address, says I have gone over 90 days for 2021 They can see it on my calendar. That presumably is not illegal on their part.? Many thx for your comments.   My feeling is I will still be forced to come clean and cancel my O-90 days bookings - the form specifically asks for how many days past and future I've booked. But I am v. grateful for all suggestions.

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