Deadline News – Airbnb ban on luxury flat owners to stop “one-night wonders” causing mayhem

March 24, 2017 A PROPERTY firm has banned owners from Airbnb in a bid to crack down on noise and other antisocial behaviour. Dunedin House Properties is selling the apartments in Edinburgh’s upmarket West End – where a one bedroom property can fetch £550,000. But the firm has inserted a [...]

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Times Free Press – Tennessee government weighs competing bills regarding Airbnb regulations

March 24, 2017 Competing bills dealing with how to regulate home-based short-term rentals continue to wind their way through Tennessee General Assembly committee hearings. It makes the second year in a row state lawmakers have taken a hard look at a thorny issue, which ground to a halt locally when [...]

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Times of San Diego – City Council Fails to Reach Consensus on Local Vacation Rentals

March 24, 2017 A City Council committee failed to reach a consensus Friday on regulating short-term vacation rental properties in San Diego and moved along three proposed options without recommending a preferred alternative... Source

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The Hill Opinion – Airbnb has secret tax deals around the nation. Is there one in your city?

March 26, 2017 Secrecy is rarely a good thing. When state and local government agencies meet, Sunshine Laws usually require those meetings be held in public, and for good reason. Government agencies meeting publicly builds confidence in our institutions, allows the public a voice in their governance and prevents the [...]

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Democrat & Rochester – Airbnb’s rise worries some hotels in Rochester area

March 24, 2017 That down-home feeling has helped grow Airbnb from a fledgling company looking to gain traction across the state about seven years ago to providing lodging to 2 million guests last year, a growth of roughly 43 percent from 2015. Airbnb's rise already has threatened to undercut existing [...]

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New York Times – Owner of Airbnb Listing in Trump Tower Is Fined $1,000

March 24, 2017 New York City officials issued a summons to the owner of a condominium at Trump Tower that gained notoriety after being rented out on Airbnb, determining that the unit was being illegally advertised for rent. The civil summons, given to Lena Yelagina, whose 30th floor apartment was [...]

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Domain Australia – Hotel industry calls on state government to stop apartment buildings turning into ‘quasi-hotels’

March 24, 2017 Melbourne’s hotel industry has called on the state government to intervene to stop houses and apartment buildings becoming quasi-hotels. A parliamentary committee hearing into proposed changes to the Owners Corporation Act has heard that a lack of legislation around short-stay accommodation, including Airbnb, meant Docklands “party houses” [...]

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Travel Weekly Opinion – Airbnb keeps making money and controversy

March 24, 2017 January 2017 may have marked the first time a hospitality provider -- in this case, luxury hotelier Trump International Hotels -- had the official backing of a sitting U.S. president. Unofficially, though, Airbnb had Trump Hotels beat by 10 months in the presidential endorsement game... Source

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Austin Business Journal – Inside Austin’s SXSW-induced short-term rental spike

March 22, 2017 Short-term rentals such as those facilitated by HomeAway Inc. are needed to meet increased demand for lodging in the Texas capital, according to a new report. And when South By Southwest fans hit town to raise the roof, landlords raise the prices big-time... Source

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The OC Register – Anaheim seeks settlement with short-term rental owners instead of court

March 22, 2017 ANAHEIM – To avoid a potentially costly lawsuit fight, the City Council approved a tentative settlement agreement with short-term rental owners that could allow some to continue operating in Anaheim until 2021, or longer, while they recoup their investment. Owner Talmadge Price and the Anaheim Rental Alliance [...]

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