Airbnb regulation News

A Conciliatory Airbnb Offers Guidelines for Cities’ Homesharing Regulation

In a moment of peace-making with regulators, Airbnb on Wednesday released a set of policy suggestions for governments that are considering new laws for home- and apartment-renting. The document, which comes on the heels of concessions with cities including New …

Home-Share Site Airbnb Loses Round in Fight Against City Regulations

Airbnb Inc.’s claim that it’s just a conduit for user-generated content was rejected by a judge who said the company may not be able to duck a San Francisco law punishing it when hosts book units that aren’t registered with …

Homesharing Giant Airbnb Faces Rising Legal, Regulatory Risks in Big Cities

Airbnb, the online lodging service that investors now believe is worth $30 billion, faces a reckoning. In eight years of torrid growth, the company has often clashed with local public officials seeking to minimize the impact of short-term rentals on …

Governor Cuomo Reviewing Bill to Establish Fines for New York Airbnb Users

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo must soon decide whether to authorize hefty fines for many people who offer to rent out their New York City apartments on Airbnb. Meanwhile, the online booking service said it’s policing its website to remove …