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The Star – $10,000 fine for Toronto homeowner who used agencies like Airbnb to find tenants

February 15, 2017 A justice of the peace has imposed a $10,000 fine on the owner of a Willowdale home who violated city bylaws by accepting short-term renters, often using web sites such as Airbnb to find them. Justice of the Peace Gerry Altobello rejected a submission from the city [...]

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Chicago Tribune – City Council advances Emanuel’s Airbnb tweaks

February 15, 2017 Chicago aldermen on Wednesday recommended tweaking rules to limit access to lists of people renting homes through Airbnb and similar online platforms, a move to bring the city in line with U.S. Supreme Court precedent as it battles two lawsuits challenging its home rental regulations. Under Mayor [...]

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Nevada Public Radio – AirBnB Bill Gets Green Light From Utah Legislative Committee

February 15, 2017 A bill to allow Utah homeowners to use their properties for hotel-style rentals made its way past a legislative committee this week. The St. George Spectrum reports there was loud opposition from representatives of local governments including elected leaders from St. George and other parts of Washington [...]

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Willamette Week – Portland Will Immediately Fine Airbnb Hosts Who Break the City’s Rules

February 15, 2017 The city of Portland will no longer give Airbnb hosts and other short-term rental operators a grace period when they violate city rules, including lacking the required permits and safety inspection. Beginning March 31, the Bureau of Development Services will issue immediate fines ranging from $1,000 to [...]

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DNAInfo – Violent NYE Party At House Rented Through Airbnb Lands Owner In Court

February 15, 2017 MORGAN PARK — The owner of a Morgan Park home that was rented online for a New Year's Eve party where gunshots rang out is being taken to building court, according to 19th Ward Ald. Matt O'Shea. O'Shea sent an email to constituents Tuesday updating them about [...]

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Buffalo News – Buffalo considers regulating Airbnbs, just like B&Bs

February 16, 2017 Before Michael and Lisa Parks could open their bed & breakfast on Linwood Avenue two years ago, the city sent over an inspector, they were required to get a city license and a zoning variance and they had to upgrade their building to meet fire codes, Michael [...]

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Miami Herald – Miami vs. Airbnb: City proposes partial short-term rental ban and strict regulations

February 15, 2017 Airbnb’s problems keep getting bigger in Miami-Dade County. While the popular short-term rental platform grapples with $20,000 fines levied against renters on Miami Beach and a stalled tax agreement with the county, Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado is adding his voice in opposition to the growth of Airbnb [...]

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Washington City Paper – D.C. Home-Sharing Battle Intensifies With Ad Campaigns

February 15, 2017 A coalition of local groups is waging a PR war with home-sharing company Airbnb, raising affordable housing concerns in support of proposed D.C. Council legislation to regulate short-term rentals. The "ShareBetter" campaign is launching its first local TV ads today designed to flag abuses of home-sharing platforms, [...]

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The Sun – Could that cheap Airbnb be a scam? String of holidaymakers conned out of thousands of pounds

February 15, 2017 The criminals are placing fake adverts on the site, using stolen photos from genuine properties and fabricating descriptions of the homes. Families are in many cases falling for the scams, but Airbnb won’t always offer protection to those who are left out of pocket. A businessman told [...]

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The Reykjavik Grapevine – AirBnB Having Complex Effects On The Rental Market

February 14, 2017 AirBnB and tourist accommodation in general is having an effect on the local rental market, and it is hard to pin down this effect quantitatively. According to a new report from Arion Bank, they point out that tourism has become the largest industry in the country. A [...]

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