Could airbnb Be Subject to RICO Action?

It’s time to crack down on Airbnb From CNBC, June 9, 2015 Very simply, Airbnb is a catalyst for failure to comply with one law, rule or regulation after another (whether local, state or federal). While it requires hosts to represent and warrant that their listings don’t breach condo, lease or rental agreements or homeowners’ […]

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NYC Judge Order airbnb Host to Stop Profiteering in Rent-controlled Apartment

NYC judge said to order Airbnb host to stop ‘profiteering’ off rental From CNET, December 24, 2014 After a woman reportedly earns $6,500 per month off Airbnb for her rent-controlled Manhattan apartment, a judge issues her a temporary injunction to halt immediately. Penraat has reportedly been renting her government-subsidized, rent-controlled, four-bedroom apartment located on the […]

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Portland Debates New Proposals to Fine Listing Services Who Don’t Remove Listings With No Permit Number

Lobbying Group Including Airbnb Pushes Back on Portland’s Plan to Toughen Short-Term Rental Rules From Willamette Week, December 17, 2014 Airbnb is marshaling other home-sharing sites to fight Portland City Hall plans to crack down on unlicensed hosts. City Council is scheduled to vote Dec. 18 on an ordinance that would fine online rental marketplaces […]

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Portland Struggles to Implement New Policy Without Assistance from airbnb

Scare ‘Em Straight! Hales Hesitating on Tougher Airbnb Enforcement From the Portland Mercury, November 3, 2014 One concern was deemed particularly “worrisome”: Despite finding some 488 short-term rental listings within Southeast Uplift’s footprint—from Montavilla to Buckman to Sellwood—the group says it received just nine applications for official licenses along the lines of the city’s new rules. […]

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