Airbnb Brings In New Billions

Airbnb Brings In New Billions

  Airbnb is not a small startup that can be casually dismissed.  It’s a snowball, now almost the size of the hotel industry.   AirBnB might not have all that much to worry about after all.  New partnerships with travel management companies and even airlines are solidifying the company’s longevity in the vacation rental industry.  So far, legislation to prohibit or regulate the site has been slow to be adopted or enforced.  Santa Monica did just receive the first payout from AirBnB for violations to city regulations.  But that sum pales in comparison to the boost they are receiving from...Read more
LA AirBnB Lawsuits

LA AirBnB Lawsuits

  Lawsuits are beginning to emerge in Los Angeles county as city officials crack down on unlawful short-term rental properties.   Several California communities have recently passed legislation aimed at managing the short-term rental market, particularly as offered by sites such as AirBnB. Anaheim has banned short-term rentals altogether. Many landlords have continued to operate unlawfully, believing laws regarding proper registration, rent control protections, and just cause evictions, would be impossible for the city to police. But Los Angeles is sending a message to landlords who try to skirt short-term rental laws for some quick cash. The Ellis Act protects...Read more
More Trouble For AirBnB

More Trouble For AirBnB

  AirBnB is making headlines again in California as cities continue to roll out new legislation restricting both the site and homeowners.   It’s been a tough week for AirBnB in California.  The San Francisco-based startup sued its hometown this week over the city’s new rental restrictions.  Meanwhile, in Southern California, Anaheim has banned short-term rentals altogether.   SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved new legislation in June that requires short-term rental sites, such as AirBnB to police their own listings for properties that violate city regulations.  Specifically, San Francisco requires homeowners to register their rental unit...Read more
New Rules For AirBnB in San Francisco

New Rules For AirBnB in San Francisco

  San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved tough new legislation that will require short-term rental sites to police their own listings for properties that violate city regulations.   San Francisco is rolling out new legislation aimed at reigning in AirBnB rentals.  This week, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted 10-0 to toughen short-term rental laws with provisions similar to those Los Angeles is also considering.  Following the election of Aaron Peskin, who campaigned on housing affordability, the board decided it needed to crack down harder on short-term rental regulations.  Advocates for stricter policies argue property owners are removing viable...Read more