Washington D.C. Takes Action Against airbnb Party House

Dupont Circle homeowner: Loud events by Airbnb renters will stop

From the Washington Post, May 17, 2015

Just more than a week after his last packed party, the owner of the Airbnb-marketed “Celebrity House Hunter Mansion” in Dupont Circle has settled a lawsuit with the District that could set the tone for how other properties are promoted on the popular Web site.

Douglas Jefferies, the owner of 2220 Q St. NW, agreed Friday to “cease all business activity at the property — including concerts, weddings, and parties — unless and until he receives the proper business license and Certificate of Occupancy” from D.C. authorities, said a spokesman for D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine. Jefferies must also pay $8,000 in fines.