NYC Landlord Sues airbnb Host for $25,000

Stellar Management Looks to Boot Chelsea Tenants for Airbnb Listing From the Commercial Observer, July 21, 2015 Larry Gluck’s Stellar Management is suing two market-rate tenants of a Chelsea building for allegedly renting out their apartment on a short-term basis. At $375 per night, the tenants could receive over $11,000 if they rented it out every […]

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Share Better TV Ad Criticizes airbnb

Anti-Airbnb ad accuses company of making the rich richer From the New York Post, July 6, 2015 An anti-Airbnb group is rolling out a new TV commercial that accuses the apartment-rental site of lining the pockets of greedy fat cats who use it to destroy affordable housing. In a parody of actress Alyssa Milano’s heart-tugging […]

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NYC Council Proposes $10,000 – $50,000 Fines on Illegal “Entire Place” Rentals

NYC Council to propose tough penalties for landlords who use sites like Airbnb, in effort to keep affordable housing From the New York Daily News, June 10, 2015 Manhattan City Council members Helen Rosenthal and Ydanis Rodriguez will propose tough new penalties Wednesday aimed at property owners who violate the city’s ban on short-term rentals […]

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Study Commissioned by airbnb Says airbnb Only Has A Small Impact on Rents in NYC and SF

Airbnb Pushes Up Apartment Rents Slightly, Study Says From The Wall Street Journal, March 30, 2015 Airbnb, an online listing service for short-term accommodations, has long been criticized for driving up apartment rents from Venice Beach to Hell’s Kitchen. Critics say that people who lease apartments and rent them out to tourists through Airbnb are […]

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