Airbnb agrees to support Vermont’s new STR registration requirement.

Airbnb agrees to support Vermont’s new STR registration requirement.  “This registration system is not particularly onerous. And provided that it is set up in a way that people can register online, and pay a nominal fee, we are generally comfortable with that.” — Andrew Kalaloch, Airbnb attorney  http://digital.vpr.net/post/airbnb-will-accept-vermonts-proposed-short-term-rental-legislation#stream/0    

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airbnb Update

If all of airbnb were good or all of airbnb were bad it would be easy for cities to deal with airbnb. But the problem is that part of airbnb is good and part is not. There are two primary types of airbnb rental listings: airbnb host-resident “Private Room” rental listings and airbnb host-absent “Entire […]

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Scammers Impersonate airbnb

New Airbnb scam dupes several Telegraph readers From the Telegraph, August 22, 2015 Airbnb recently introduced ‘anonymised’ email addresses for all guest communications with hosts but this has not stopped the fraudsters. Instead it appears that they are going on phishing expeditions – and this may be what has happened in Mr Crombie’s case. The […]

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airbnb Wants to Work With Landlords to Open Up Multi-family Buildings

Airbnb partners with multifamily owners for home sharing From the San Diego Source, August 20, 2015 Airbnb is partnering with some of North America’s largest REITs on a pilot program encouraging developers to embrace the home-sharing platform within multifamily projects. The landlord partnership model is a shift in strategies for Airbnb, the San Francisco-based private […]

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Massachusetts Looks at Regulating airbnb — The Evils of “Entire Place” Rentals

I-Team: New Bill Would Regulate Airbnb, Short Term Rentals In Mass. From WBZ TV News, July 29, 2015 Hoffman shared his woes on www.ripoffreport.com. Hundreds of other upset travelers have reached out to the Better Business Bureau. Some called Airbnb a “scam with false prices and dangerous houses.” Others complained of poor customer service. Hoffman […]

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Colorado Ski Towns Concerned About airbnb Impact

Resort communities weigh regulation, enforcement of vacation rentals From The Denver Post, July 19, 2015 A comprehensive analysis by the Colorado Association of Ski Towns, or CAST, reveals homeowners’ conversion of long-term rental properties into short-term vacation rentals as the largest rental-by-owner issue for resort communities. Vacation rentals now join the list of challenges for […]

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