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10/29/2018
WTOP – Short term rental rules wanted by DC voters, survey finds

Community members who support strict regulations for short term rentals in D.C. asked lawmakers on Monday to approve a proposal they believe will protect neighborhoods and affordable housing in the city. The Short-term Rental Regulation Act of 2018 could be considered by the D.C. Council on Tuesday. As approved on a first-reading on Oct. 2, […]

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10/29/2018
The Guardian – Airbnb can’t go on unregulated – it does too much damage to cities

Remember the “sharing economy”? That rhetoric looks more comically disingenuous than ever in light of the news that a single Airbnb user in Barcelona is managing a portfolio of properties that brings in an eye-watering £33,000 a day in high season. Old neighbourhoods are being overrun with short-term tourists and shops selling souvenir tat. Rents […]

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10/29/2018
Washingtonian – Meet the DC Couple Who Manage 60 Airbnb Listings

There’s a listing on Airbnb that offers much to people in search of temporary DC digs. The house, which promises “Country Elegance in DC,” is “open-concept” and “vibrant,” replete with red brick walls, hardwood floors, and a “darling outdoor space” amenable to wholesome activities like “relaxing in the warmer evenings” and “reminiscing.” The listing includes […]

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10/11/2018
The Washington Post – D.C. Council votes to restrict Airbnb and similar rentals in nation’s capital

The D.C. Council unanimously gave preliminary approval Tuesday to curbs on short-term rentals that would put in place in the District some of the nation’s tightest limits on Airbnb and similar home-sharing services. The restrictions would ban hundreds of D.C. property owners from renting out second homes on a short-term basis and place limits on […]

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10/11/2018
People – Airbnb Apologizes for ‘Insufficient’ Response After Host Breaks Through Window While Guests Sleep

UPDATE: In a statement to PEOPLE, Airbnb said, “Our original handling of this incident fell well below the high standards we set for ourselves. We have apologized to Dr. Jackson and Dr. Uwandu for our insufficient response. We are currently working with them to make this right, and we are reviewing every aspect of this […]