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A Guide for Conveyancers and Litigators: Navigating Properties Let on an Airbnb Basis in the UK

25th April 2024
Live Webinar
12:30 - 13:30
Free of Charge(members), £35 plus VAT(non members)

Presenter: Elizabeth England, Five Paper


As the landscape of property ownership and usage evolves, the short-term rental market, particularly through platforms like Airbnb, has gained immense popularity. This webinar is tailored exclusively for UK residential conveyancers and property litigators, addressing the unique challenges and opportunities presented by properties let on an Airbnb basis. The agenda will include:

Introduction to Short-Term Rentals:

Overview of the growth and impact of short-term rentals in the UK.

Key trends and statistics shaping the landscape.

Legal Framework and Regulatory Considerations:

Understanding the legal implications of short-term rentals.

Compliance with landlord and tenant laws.

Due Diligence in Airbnb Transactions:

Identifying potential red flags and conducting thorough property assessments.

Ensuring compliance with mortgage and insurance requirements.

Managing Risks and Disputes:

Strategies for preventing common disputes between landlords and short-term tenants.

Resolving conflicts and navigating legal recourse when issues arise.


About Elizabeth England


Elizabeth is a member of the Property Team at Five Paper and a specialist in social housing and landlord & tenant law, recognised in the most recent edition of Chambers UK as a rising star in social housing.

Before joining the Bar in 2014, she qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and as a solicitor-advocate in 2012. In 2018 Elizabeth was listed in the ‘Hot 100’ feature by News on the Block as an influential landlord & tenant professional and has retained that position since.

Elizabeth has a wealth of experience in property law and in 2005 was part of a government pilot scheme providing housing law advice via webcam to members of the public.

Elizabeth is on the Consulting Editorial Board and a Contributing Author for Lexis Nexis in the area of social housing and residential landlord and tenant law. Elizabeth provides maintained educational resources on homelessness, possession and residential landlord and tenant matters. She is also a regular contributor to the Lexis Q&A facility and committee member for the Social Housing Law Association.

Elizabeth is able to accept instructions directly from members of the public through the Direct Public Access scheme.