July 8, 2016
Airbnb recently filed suit against San Francisco over a new rule governing short-term rentals, which the city’s Board of Supervisors approved last month. An Airbnb-supported law adopted earlier this year requires short-term rental hosts to register with the city, but it’s estimated that only about 20 percent of them — about 1,400 out of 7,000 — have done so. The new rule requires short-term rental listing services like Airbnb to enforce the law by ensuring that hosts advertising on their websites have registered with the city before posting ads online. When the city flags suspect rental ads, the listing service must respond with details about those properties within one business day — or incur fines of up to $1,000 a day per listing, as well as face misdemeanor charges. Airbnb had vowed to fight the rule, and late last month filed suit in United States District Court….
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