April 25, 2017

Now that Uber is off the agenda at London city council, another hot-button issue from the “sharing” economy is about to replace it: AirBnB. The community and protective services committee will review a report from city staff on Tuesday, regarding how London should handle what officials call “short-term accommodations.” As of April 1, there were 367 listings in London for AirBnB, which allows people to rent out a room or their home to visitors, similar to a hotel or a motel. City staff are considering licensing options to cover building and fire inspection costs and limiting the number and duration of stays…

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