THE New Journal’s ‘council flat hotels’ investigation reached the red sofas of the House of Lords this week as peers discussed whether London was drowning under short-let accommodation. In the muddle of it all, the Lib Dems’ Lord Tope gave Camden an unexpected upgrade, a royal seal no less. He told the chamber:
I have had a lot of contact with Westminster. It is the London authority with the most experience—even greater than that of the Royal Borough of Camden—of the effects of the huge growth in this market. Indeed, it has a team entirely devoted to the enforcement of the legislation on short lets.