With respect to whether or not a potential crackdown on illegal short-term rentals as facilitated by services such as Airbnb is simply FUD (“fear, uncertainty, and doubt”) or waiting in the wings, a plugged-in reader reports:
There has been a case won by [CitiApartments in San Francisco] to oust a long-term tenant, on the implicit basis that the city of SF was an implicit ‘interested party’. Got an eviction based on ‘use of premises for illegal purposes’ with only evidence of [an Airbnb listing and feedback].
As we first reported, Supervisor Chiu is working on legislation which would make it easier to institute proceedings for injunctive and monetary relief against anyone renting an apartment, or room therein, for less than a 30-day term of tenancy in San Francisco.
∙ Airbnb: A Potential Civil And Criminal Penalty Hit List? [SocketSite]
∙ Clarifying, And Perhaps Even Enforcing, Existing Rental Laws In SF [SocketSite]
∙ CitiApartments Is No More! Well, Sort Of… [SocketSite]
∙ Airbnb Hit List Take Two (Months Later) [SocketSite]