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 believes there needs to be a better system between Airbnb and the people who are renting the units.

“I think there needs to be some level of validation that the units are being listed legally,” he said.

Some legislators on Beacon Hill agree.

“Here in the Commonwealth in the last two years, it has really exploded,” said State Representative Aaron Michlewitz of Boston’s North End.

He’s filed a bill that would require property owners to register short term rentals.