May 4, 2017

May 4 Amsterdam plans to require homeowers who want to rent out accommodation via AirBnB or a similar service to register dates with city authorities ahead of time, the latest limit set by the largest city in the Netherlands on the “sharing economy.” The city has taken several steps to regulate a burgeoning home rental industry that is resented by hoteliers as well as many residents who say it is making the historic centre unliveable. It is also increasingly cited as one cause of a recent spike in housing prices…

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