07/20/2018
Fortune — New York Is About to Crack Down on Home-Sharing Platforms Like Airbnb

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign into law a bill that cracks down on home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb and HomeAway. The bill, which passed a council vote unanimously on Wednesday, would force the platforms to disclose the addresses and hosts for each property listing on a monthly basis. The law […]

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07/20/2018
Crain’s — Council votes unanimously to deflate Airbnb

Airbnb seemed to be sucking wind after its political foes delivered it a gut punch Wednesday. The City Council voted 45-0 in favor of a bill backed by the hotel industry and its union allies, a measure that will require the company to disclose to law enforcement the names and addresses attached to every one […]

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07/20/2018
TechCrunch — New law forces Airbnb to open its books to New York authorities

The New York City Council has voted in favor of a new law requiring Airbnb  and similar home-share companies to share data on their users. The company has fought the law tooth and nail, but city authorities say it’s basically common sense for the local government to be informed of the number and nature of residents using […]

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07/20/2018
The Wall Street Journal — New York City Council Passes Bill to Regulate Airbnb

The New York City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to require Airbnb to disclose the names and addresses of its hosts to a city-run enforcement agency in an effort to crack down on illegal units. The move rankled the multibillion-dollar home-sharing company, which blasted the hotels union for the bill. It is the first type […]

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07/19/2018
New York Daily News — City Council passes bill to crack down on Airbnb

The City Council on Wednesday passed a controversial bill to crack down on Airbnb’s home rental business in the city. The legislation, which the mayor is expected to sign, will require the company to hand over all of its hosts’ names and addresses to an enforcement office – a move likely to expose some hosts […]