June 9, 2016
But those plans may be thwarted by new regulations, proposed by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Tim Burgess, aiming to put new restrictions on short-term rentals like those facilitated by Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO. The proposal splits short-term rental operators into two groups — homeowners who occupy the properties they rent out, and property owners renting out residences they do not occupy….
Source: http://www.geekwire.com/2016/curbing-airbnb-property-owners-react-proposed-rules-seattle-struggles-housing-affordability/