Ashville, NC Comes Down Hard on airbnb “Entire Place” Rentals, But Supports airbnb “Private Room” Rentals

Asheville short-term rentals, Airbnbs now face $500 fines From the Citizen-Times, August 26, 2015 In a move to stave off what some City Council members said could be a dangerous tipping point, elected officials voted to push back against illegal short-term vacation rentals, jacking up fines to $500 a day. … “This we cannot get […]

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Los Angeles Prepares to Regulate airbnb

LA councilmembers push to regulate Airbnb From KPPC Radio, June 2, 2015 Los Angeles city officials are proposing new regulations on Airbnb and other home-sharing sites that would curb the amount of business the industry does in the country’s second-largest city. The proposal introduced Tuesday by Councilmember Mike Bonin and Council President Herb Wesson would […]

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airbnb Protest Continue in San Francsico

Protesters Accuse Airbnb of Desecrating San Francisco’s Neighborhoods From SF Weekly, October 27, 2014 Community activists are scattering flowers and planting votive candles outside the mayor’s office this morning as a symbolic memorial to San Francisco’s neighborhoods, which, they say, will deteriorate as more and more people convert their homes and apartments into Airbnb vacation […]

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Portland, Oregon Proposes Phase 2 Regulations for airbnb Licensing in Apartments and Condos

Portland, Oregon Propose Phase 2 Regulations for airbnb Licensing in Apartments and Condos From City of Portland, Bureau of Planning & Sustainability, October 20, 2014 In July 2014, Portland, Oregon’s City Council approved a new licensing procedure for short-term rental sin single-family homes and duplexes. Now, a Taskforce run by the Mayor’s office is proposing […]

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