Police and Council investigate illegal use of Burnley property as Airbnbs and hotels

Properties used as hotels and Airbnb are under investigation by police and council after a number of reports of anti-social behavior.

Police, along with officers from the council’s Selective Licensing Service, have been told that a number of houses on Whalley Street in Burnley are being used illegally as hotels and Airbnbs.

On Friday, PCSO Sam Baysal of Daneshouse and Stoneyholme, and Licensing Officer Patricia Dean of Burnley Borough Council, conducted a number of checks on properties in the Area of ​​Concern.

PCSO Baysal said: “This morning I met Patricia Dean from Burnley Borough Council.

“Patricia’s role on the board is in the selective licensing department.

“This department deals with the suitability of properties for rental, owners and rental contracts.

“Whalley Street has already been brought to our attention by concerned local residents and via Lancashire Talking for properties used as hotels / Airbnb.

“It brought a lot of anti-social behavior to the streets and caused unnecessary stress to residents.

“Working with the council, we will ensure that the correct protocol for landlords and tenants is followed and we will work to resolve any issues raised.”

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