December 2, 2016
The popular home-sharing website Airbnb announced new enforcement measures on Thursday for some of its European users, which could impact consumers in the U.S., including those in the Bay Area. Airbnb promised to institute tighter restrictions that would limit how often users can rent out their homes in London and Amsterdam, but it’s unclear whether the company is willing to do the same in its hometown of San Francisco. The policy changes come in the wake of complaints that the fast-growing home-sharing industry has led to a decrease in full-time housing since homeowners can potentially make more money by renting out their properties to short-term visitors instead of long-term tenants….