Denver Business Journal – 9News: Denver goes after short-term rental owners who lack a license

February 22, 2017 If you're offering your home in Denver as a short-term rental lodging and you're not registering with the city, you are now risking some very real trouble. Under a new ordinance that took effect Jan. 1, the city is now issuing violation notices for people renting out [...]

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Pamplin Media – Lake Oswego City Council, Planning Commission add Airbnb rules to 2017 agenda

February 23, 2017 Portland has spent several years grappling with how best to regulate short-term rental services like Airbnb, and it now looks like Lake Oswego may have to contend with the issue as well. A joint meeting between the Planning Commission and the City Council on Tuesday revealed that [...]

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New York Law Journal – Airbnb and Its Critics in New York City Are Back in the Ring

February 22, 2017 After a few months of relative peace, Airbnb Inc. and its critics in New York City appear to be back throwing punches. The anti-Airbnb group Share Better launched a new digital ad campaign this week urging New York City residents who "see something" to "say something" about [...]

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Asbury Park Press – Toms River moves to regulate Airbnb

February 21, 2017 TOMS RIVER -- A new law that would place limits on home-sharing services like Airbnb was introduced Tuesday night by the Township Council. The ordinance would prohibit short-term rentals of less than 30 days in all areas of the township except the barrier island sections on the [...]

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The Denver Post – Denver sends violation notices to more than 1,000 short-term rental hosts who could face fines

February 21, 2017 Denver licensing officials for the first time are going after short-term rental hosts on Airbnb, HomeAway and other online services — more than 1,000 of them. Showing up in mailboxes this week are the first violation notices issued under Denver’s new short-term rental ordinance, said Dan Rowland, [...]

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Jewish Voice New York – UWS Landlord Fined for Breaking Short-Term Rental Law in Airbnb Case

February 22, 2017 Hank Freid, the landlord at 258 West 97th Street had recently been handed 15 violations for allowing for short term rentals in the apartment complex on the Upper West side. The city is said to have fined Freid $1,000 for each violation. Fried essentially converted the building [...]

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Sydney Morning Herald – Fraudulent Airbnb listings increasing, with $88,000 lost to consumers last year

February 19, 2017 It looked like the perfect Airbnb. Spacious and light-filled, with floor to ceiling windows, it was just moments from Bondi Beach. The sharp white furniture had that sleek five-star look, as if every piece had been custom-designed for the space. It seemed too good to be true. [...]

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My Broadband – Airbnb boom in Cape Town caused rent to rocket

February 19, 2017 A shortage in Cape Town rental properties has allowed landlords to increase rent by double-digit percentages, the Sunday Times reported. The reason for the shortage is that more investors are renting out their properties in the City Bowl and the surrounding area for shorter stays, using the [...]

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The Daily Progress – Bill would give Virginia localities more authority to regulate Airbnb

February 19, 2017 RICHMOND — At least 6,800 Virginians used the online marketplace Airbnb to rent rooms in their homes, or their entire house, to visitors last year. Airbnb, a platform that links people looking for lodging with those willing to offer it for a price, has become a source [...]

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The Wall Street Journal – Big Apartment Landlord Sues Airbnb

February 17, 2017 One of the largest U.S. apartment landlords has filed civil lawsuits in California and Florida against short-term rental website Airbnb Inc., alleging its tenants are renting out units on the site in violation of their leases and are creating unsafe conditions for other tenants. Apartment Investment & [...]

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