CBC News – Montreal landlord fined more than $1K for condo listed on Airbnb without his knowledge

April 28, 2017 Montreal landlord Gerry Galiatsatos is joining a growing chorus of voices who say that Quebec's law to regulate online home-sharing services such as Airbnb "is clearly not working." Galiatsatos was shocked to learn that his downtown condo, which he rents out, was listed on Airbnb. In the [...]

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Boston Herald – Marty Walsh eyes short-term rentals with new executive order

April 27, 2017 City Hall is eyeing short-term rentals in the city to determine how many properties might be used just for accommodation websites such as Airbnb and HomeAway. An executive order signed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh yesterday directs Inspectional Services, Assessing and other departments to identify where and [...]

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Miami Herald – A slew of regulations could be coming to vacation rentals in unincorporated Miami-Dade

April 27, 2017 A platter of short-term rental restrictions are potentially coming to renters in unincorporated Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman is sponsoring an ordinance that would require hosts on platforms such as Airbnb to sign up for a certificate of use, register for a business tax receipt and [...]

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Tampa Bay Business Journal – Local government authority over Airbnb properties is at stake amid fiery debate

April 27, 2017 A measure that would make it easier to lease property as a vacation rental is teed up for fierce debate when it's decided in the Florida House of Representatives on Friday. Representatives spent more than two hours on Thursday questioning bill sponsor Mike La Rosa (R-St. Cloud) [...]

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New York Business Journal – De Blasio strengthens anti-Airbnb task force with new hires and $2.9M

April 27, 2017 The jousting between Airbnb and New York City continues. Mayor Bill de Blasio is infusing $2.9 million into the team tasked with cracking down on Airbnb. According to Crain's, the city's Office of Special Enforcement will add another 16 staffers to its 32-member team (made up of [...]

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MS News Now – Airbnb, other rentals in Mississippi could soon be taxed like hotels

April 26, 2017 JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - The Mississippi Department of Revenue is planning a change in regulations that would require people renting homes, condos or rooms through Airbnb or other home rentals to be taxed like hotels. Airbnb is an online marketplace that enables people to rent [...]

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Washington Post – D.C. lawmakers get an earful on proposal to strictly regulate Airbnb

April 26, 2017 Several hundred District residents packed the D.C. Council chambers on Wednesday to debate a plan to impose strict, new limits on ways property owners in the nation’s capital can profit from Airbnb and other home-sharing businesses. A bill introduced by D.C Council member Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward [...]

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CRAIN’S NEW YORK BUSINESS NEWS – De Blasio ramps up Airbnb enforcement

April 26, 2017 Mayor budgets $1.6 million for more inspectors to crack down on illegal hotels Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to expand a citywide crackdown on illegal short-term rentals, pumping an extra $2.9 million into the effort over the next two fiscal years. The city's Office of Special Enforcement [...]

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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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