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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airbnb Host in New York City is Evicted for Illegal Rental

Anti-Airbnb folks delight in first tenant eviction From Crain’s Business Daily, February 23, 2015 Folks opposed to the room-sharing site celebrated last week’s ruling, which ordered the eviction of a rent-stabilized tenant for listing his Hell’s Kitchen apartment. The news Friday that a Manhattan Housing Court judge ordered the eviction of a rent-stabilized tenant for […]

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Portland City Council Questions airbnb Lobbyist — Will airbnb Step Up to the Plate?

David Owen of airbnb Testifies Before Portland City Council December 18, 2014 Note: Click on the link above and move ahead to 126 minutes to hear David Owen’s testimony and questioning by City Council members. The earlier portion of the video includes testimony from Portland’s Revenue Department regarding tax collection and the Bureau of Development […]

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Portland, Oregon Moves Ahead to License airbnb Rentals in Apartments and Condos

City ready to OK short-term rentals in apartments, condos From the Portland Tribune, December 4, 2014 The Portland City Council is poised to “roll the dice” on an expansion of Airbnb-style rentals into apartments and condos, hoping it doesn’t do much to worsen the city’s affordable housing shortage. Portland Mayor Charlie Hales said at a […]

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Portland Proposes Expanding airbnb Licensing to Apartments Amidst Concern Over Enforcement

Airbnb law expanding, but who follows it now? Most Airbnb Portland renters are not following current rules From Koin 6 News, November 18, 2014 Wednesday, council discussed a motion to allow apartment and condominium dwellers to rent through Airbnb at a raucous public hearing, while earlier this year, council amended bylaws to allow residents living […]

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airbnb Issues in Condos in Vancouver, Canada

Airbnb causing condo conflict in Vancouver: Lawyer says strata regulations, city bylaw enforcement haven’t caught up to new online reality From CBC New, November 17, 2014 Rodrigues was shocked and concerned when she discovered that several units in her East Vancouver condo building were being rented out through Airbnb.  “This is residential building, and this is […]

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Portland, Oregon Considers Licensing of airbnb Rentals in Apartments and Condos

Portland council to discuss whether apartment, condo dwellers can rent to Airbnb users From The Oregonian, November 17, 2014 Under an ordinance proposed by Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, the council may adopt rules and fees governing short-term rentals for “multi-dwelling structures, multi-dwelling development, triplexes, attached duplexes, manufactured dwellings and houseboats.” While such rentals theoretically aren’t […]

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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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