April 28, 2016
Berlin tenants are cheering – and Berlin tourists fuming – after Airbnb purged thousands of apartments from its online letting portal ahead of a crackdown on holiday lets from May 1st. Within a month, Airbnb has almost halved its Berlin listings to 6,700, banning thousands of landlords who were letting entire apartments on a commercial basis. A search on Wednesday showed just 306 apartments available in June….
Source: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/airbnb-dumps-berlin-holiday-flats-before-city-crackdown-1.2628000