CO in direct-booking accommodation roundtable
The All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG) is hosting a Parliamentary roundtable to examine the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) in direct-booking accommodation.
The roundtable will bring together members of the direct-booking sector, housing experts and policymakers to discuss critical questions facing this emerging section of the so-called 'sharing economy', including:
- Are landlords advertising properties on direct-booking sites, and if so, what impact does that have on regulatory compliance in both public and private rental markets?
- Are properties advertised on direct-booking sites less likely to comply with tourism accommodation regulations? If so, does this heighten the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning?
- How can direct-booking accommodation sites apply best practice in order to protect guests and make hosts more aware of their responsibilities?
- How can Local Authorities be supported to enforce existing housing and safety standards in direct booking accommodation?
- Should the Government reform regulation affecting direct-booking accommodation to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning? If so, how?
This work was prompted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Tourism’s ‘Inquiry into The Sharing Economy’, which raised serious concerns regarding the safety of direct-booking accommodation. This event is kindly sponsored by the Gas Industry Safety Group.