June 20, 2016
Do you remember when Airbnb and other “homestay” websites seemed like an uncomplicatedly great idea? In Europe’s major cities, those days now feel like a long time ago. Lately in Paris, Berlin, and Barcelona, vacation apartments and the agencies that market them are being tagged as the germ behind a range of urban ills. They deprive locals of apartments for permanent rent, the argument goes, and may thus push up prices for the units that do remain on the market. And in areas full of such apartments, locals can feel harassed by the endless stream of rolling suitcases banging up communal staircases, or by drunken idiots screeching and vomiting by night….
Source: http://www.citylab.com/housing/2016/06/european-cities-crackdown-airbnb/487169/