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The Australian Financial Review – Melbourne ‘towers of power’ fight Airbnb

April 25, 2017 Upmarket and inner-city apartment owners in Melbourne want the power to control how long units in their buildings are occupied by short-stay guests using services such as Airbnb. High-rise residents have made their concerns felt at a Victorian inquiry into short-stay operators as state Parliament considers new [...]

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Global News – City politicians to debate how to regulate AirBnB in London

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 [...]

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Chicago Tribune – Ban on short-term home, room rentals to continue in Park Ridge

April 25, 2017 Park Ridge elected officials continue to have reservations about making short-term residential rentals legal in the city. The City Council voted 6-0 Monday to reject a recommendation from the Park Ridge Planning and Zoning Commission to allow and regulate short-term and home-sharing rentals, advertised on Airbnb and [...]

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San Diego Union-Tribune – Despite Airbnb, hotels still seeing record profits

April 25, 2017 Hotels across the country are continuing to experience record profits and occupancy levels, even as competition heats up from home-sharing rivals like Airbnb. In a report released Wednesday, the industry research firm STR provided data showing that hotel industry revenues across the U.S. reached $199 billion in [...]

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WAMU – As D.C. Faces Affordability Crisis, Legislators Take Aim At Airbnb And Other Home-Sharing Platforms

April 26, 2017 When Valerie Ervin was looking for a place to stay in D.C. late last year, she turned to Airbnb, the popular home-sharing service. She quickly found an apartment in a building in Columbia Heights she could rent by the night. “The unit that I actually rented myself [...]

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The Washington Post – DC sues company for allegedly treating rent-control apartments like ‘hotel rooms’

April 25, 2017 The District’s Attorney General is suing a California company for allegedly turning units in four D.C. apartment buildings into illegal short-term rentals. Attorney General Karl A. Racine on Friday filed a lawsuit against Ginosi USA Corp., a Los Angeles-based travel accommodations company, alleging that the short-term rentals [...]

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CKNW Radio – Another luxury-building operating short-term rentals without proper permits in Vancouver

April 24, 2017 It’s been on the City of Vancouver’s radar for years for illegally operating as a hotel, but CKNW’s ongoing investigation into illegal short-term rentals in Vancouver has discovered the Carmana Plaza continues to flout the law without penalty. Carmana Plaza gained attention back in 2015, when – [...]

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Rivard Report – Short-Term Rentals Debate to Continue at City Hall, State Lege

April 24, 2017 While San Antonio wrestles with formulating its own rules for short-term/vacation rental properties and platforms like Airbnb and HomeAway, the Texas Legislature is considering a bill that would limit the reach of local regulations. Senate Bill 451 by State Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills), which passed [...]

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Tech Crunch – Seattle grapples with Airbnb in proposal to limit hosts to two properties

April 24, 2017 Seattle will move forward with plans to restrict how many units its residents can list on short-term rental platforms like Airbnb and VRBO. Keeping things a little more lax than cities that have adopted a one-host, one-home policy, Seattle’s proposal would allow each short-term rental host to [...]

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Washington City Paper – Opposing Sides Gear Up for Hearing on D.C. Bill That Would Regulate Airbnb

April 24, 2017 Short-term rental companies, Airbnb included, are locking horns with a coalition of advocates over legislation that would regulate those companies' activities in the District. Both sides are lobbying local lawmakers and rallying supporters in advance of a D.C. Council hearing on the proposal set for Wednesday. The [...]

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