airbnb Takes Steps to Help Cities Enforce Reasonable Regulation

Airbnb to Enforce Limits on Rentals in London, Amsterdam From the Wall Street Journal, December 1, 2016 http://www.wsj.com/articles/airbnb-agrees-to-enforce-amsterdam-limit-on-rentals-1480580233 The deals may provide a template for Airbnb’s efforts to settle disputes with cities around the world Airbnb Inc. is showing a willingness to place curbs on its home-sharing business, a nod to regulators globally who have […]

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Potentially very good news about airbnb’s willingness to actively help cities police short-term rentals

Yesterday airbnb announced its intention to abandon its policy of stonewalling cities and instead actively help them enforce reasonable regulations to manage short-term rentals. This includes enforcing annual caps on airbnb host-absent “entire place” vacation rental listings and providing host contact information for use by city regulators. Your City should register its interest with airbnb […]

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Impact of airbnb on Housing Shortage in Portland, Oregon

Of the over 3,000 airbnb listings in Portland, over 2,000 are for host-absent “entire place” rentals that convert long-term rentals for Portlanders to short-term urban Vacation Rentals for tourists From Steve Unger, October 26, 2016 Two years ago the City of Portland worked with airbnb and developed a reasonable short-term rental ordinance.  It included elements […]

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CNN Money Lists 3 Independent Services that Can Help Cities Ensure Short-term Rental Compliance

Meet the Airbnb Police From CNN Money, October 2, 2016 Short-term rental hosts are getting crafty when it comes to working around rules. But now they’re not just going up against nosy neighbors. There’s a new wave of startups that investigate and catch hosts who are violating building regulations and local laws. They’re hired by […]

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