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Complaints Related to Airbnb-ing in S.F. Have Doubled Again

Complaints Related to Airbnb-ing in S.F. Have Doubled Again

Having more than doubled from around 250 in 2015 to over 600 in 2016, the number of formal complaints related to illegal short-term rentals in San Francisco is on pace to double again in 2017, with roughly 200 complaints filed in the first quarter of the year, which is... Read More »

Short-Term Rental Certificate for Sleeping Boxes Revoked

Short-Term Rental Certificate for Sleeping Boxes Revoked

Marketed as “private micro-suites” with queen sized beds on Airbnb for $90 per night, or “sleeping boxes” according to a couple of complaints, the short-term rental registration/certificate for 4229 Moraga Street in the Outer Sunset, at which there appear to have been up to 12 listings for beds throughout... Read More »

Complaints Related to Airbnb-ing in SF More Than Doubled Last Year

Complaints Related to Airbnb-ing in SF More Than Doubled Last Year

While Mayor Ed Lee vetoed the short-term rental law approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors last year, publicly arguing that the legislation would have made registration and enforcement of San Francisco’s existing short-term rental regulations “more difficult and less effective, and driving even more people to illegally... Read More »

Mayor Vetoes Strict New Limits on Airbnb-ing in San Francisco

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has vetoed the short-term rental law approved by the Board of Supervisors in November. The legislation would have limited the number of days any room, apartment or house that hadn’t already been registered with the City could have been rented on a short-term basis... Read More »

How Not to Hide a Hacker Hostel in SF

How Not to Hide a Hacker Hostel in SF

Speaking of illegal group housing setups in San Francisco, if you’re arguing that your property isn’t actually being used as an un-permitted “hacker hostel,” the second complaint for which was filed last month, you might not want to prominently feature the property on your HacknSleep website (cheesy muzak alert),... Read More »

Supervisors Approve Strict New Limits on Airbnb-ing in San Francisco

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has approved the proposed ordinance which would limit the number of days any unit that hasn’t already been registered with the City can be rented on a short-term basis (a.k.a. Airbnb’ed) to no more than 60 days per year, regardless of whether a rental... Read More »

Ordinance to Further Limit Airbnb-ing and Lawsuits Closer to Vote

Speaking of legislation which could radically affect Airbnb(ing) in San Francisco, the proposed ordinance which would limit the number of days any unit that hasn’t already been registered with the City to no more than 60 days per year, regardless of whether a rental was hosted (i.e., the host... Read More »

Judge Backs Law That Could Ban Majority of Airbnb Rentals in SF

Judge Backs Law That Could Ban Majority of Airbnb Rentals in SF

A federal judge has rejected the arguments of Airbnb and HomeAway that their online listings and subsequent transactions are protected by the First Amendment and Federal Communications Decency Act, upholding San Francisco’s amended Short-Term rentals law which now requires hosting platforms to verify that the units they offer for rent... Read More »

Short-Term Rental Vigilante Might Be Making the Rounds around Noe

Short-Term Rental Vigilante Might Be Making the Rounds around Noe

There have been over 400 complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity (a.k.a. airbnb-ing) in San Francisco filed with the city since the beginning of the year. And over the past seven days, another 31 complaints were filed. But while the distribution of complaints related to illegal short-term rental... Read More »

Senators Urge Federal Investigation into Use of Airbnb

Senators Urge Federal Investigation into Use of Airbnb

Concerned that short-term rentals “may be exacerbating housing shortages and driving up the cost of housing in communities,” U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (California), Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts) and Brian Schatz (Hawaii) are urging the Federal Trade Commission to launch a formal investigation into the commercial use of short-term rental... Read More »