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
LA vs Airbnb

LA vs Airbnb

Los Angeles Cracks Down On Short-Term Vacation Rentals   Los Angeles city officials are proposing new rules as they contend with a housing shortage that activists blame partly on businesses that convert large swaths of apartments into short-term rentals, which can net more money per night.  The proposed plan would empower Los Angeles to fine homeowners for advertising illegal rentals as well as the sites that hosted the ads. As it stands, short-term rentals are illegal in many residential areas of Los Angeles, but the city has struggled to enforce those rules as Airbnb, VRBO, and other websites have exploded...Read more