Paris Struggles to Regulate airbnb

Short-let apartments spark Paris row as Airbnb thrives

Form BBC News, December 26, 2014

Under French law you can rent out your flat for short periods to holiday-makers – as long as it is your primary residence.

But City Hall in Paris believes that as many as two-thirds of properties being rented on very short lets are not primary residences.

They are flats that are being used solely for making money via year-round holiday lets, the authorities say. And in the vast majority of cases their owners are flouting the law.