December 1, 2016
Airbnb Inc. agreed for the first time to enforce legal limits on the number of nights a year a host can rent out a home, a major concession as the company is assailed by regulators in the U.S. and Europe. The home-sharing firm said Thursday that starting in January it would automatically block hosts in London and Amsterdam from renting out entire homes for more than those cities’ legal yearly limits, unless the host has a license to do so. The changes provide a template for Airbnb’s efforts to calm its battles with cities around the globe….