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Two Competing ‘Airbnb’ Amendments And Their Impact Report

Two Competing ‘Airbnb’ Amendments And Their Impact Report

The analysis is thin, but the summary table of major differences between the two competing pieces of legislation to amend San Francisco’s new short-term rental law, as prepared by the City’s Office of Economic Analysis to examine the economic impact of each, provides a decent overview. The report’s ‘conclusions’... Read More »

Ballot Measure To Restrict Airbnb Activity In San Francisco Filed

With the battle over how to regulate short-term rentals and Airbnb activity in San Francisco heating up, the text for the threatened ballot measure to amend the law which legalized the practice in San Francisco has been filed with the City’s Department of Elections. The preamble for the measure:... Read More »

Analyst’s Airbnb Findings And Recommendations For San Francisco

Analyst’s Airbnb Findings And Recommendations For San Francisco

According to a new Legislative Analyst’s report, an estimated 25 to 50 percent of all Airbnb listings in San Francisco are for “commercially hosted” units, units which are continuously rented on a short-term basis and never occupied by their owners, “removing housing units that would otherwise be available for... Read More »

Short-Term Rental Scofflaws Hit With $276,000 Fine

Short-Term Rental Scofflaws Hit With $276,000 Fine

Two landlords who employed the Ellis Act to evict tenants from the rent-controlled units and then marketed the apartments as short-term rentals on Airbnb, Homeway and VRBO have been hit with $276,000 in penalties and fees to settle a lawsuit brought by San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera last year.... Read More »

Listings For Over 6,000 Illegal Rentals In S.F. On Airbnb Alone

As of noon today, there are roughly 6,500 listings for illegal short-term rentals in San Francisco on Airbnb alone. For as of February 1, 2015, unless a residential unit in San Francisco has been registered with the city and received a unique registration number from the Planning Department, it’s... Read More »

Scoop: Short-Term Rental Registration And Requirements To Airbnb

While it has yet be announced or officially publicized, we have the link to the requirements, application and procedure for registering a short-term rental unit in San Francisco in order to comply with the City’s so-called “Airbnb law” which goes into effect on February 1.  Start preparing now. The application will... Read More »

Mayor Lee Signs San Francisco’s Airbnb Legislation Into Law

Mayor Ed Lee has signed San Francisco’s so-called “Airbnb ordinance” into law, officially legalizing but limiting short-term rentals in the city. As approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors by a vote of 7-4 earlier this month, the new law allows a permanent resident of the city to rent... Read More »

SF’s Airbnb Law Approved, Short-Term Rentals Legalized

Supervisor Chiu’s proposed ordinance to legalize, but limit, short-term rentals in San Francisco, a so-called “Airbnb law,” has been approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors by a vote of 7-4 with Supervisors Avalos, Campos, Mar and Yee opposing. The new law will allow a permanent resident of San... Read More »

San Francisco’s Flawed Airbnb Law Ready For Board Vote

Supervisor Chiu’s proposed ordinance which would legalize, but theoretically limit, short-term rental activity in San Francisco could be adopted by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors this afternoon.  And neither the hosts who have been heretofore illegally renting their units, nor the housing advocates and neighbors who have been lobbying for... Read More »

Framework To Legalize, But Limit, Airbnb-ing In SF Approved

Supervisor Chiu’s proposed framework to legalize, but limit, short-term rentals in San Francisco has been amended and approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission.  The framework will now head to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors to review. While the proposed limit of allowing a unit to be rented for no... Read More »

Public Registry Of All Short-Term Rentals And Strict Limits Proposed

Supervisor David Chiu’s proposed law which would lift the existing outright ban on short-term rentals in San Francisco but establish a new set of rules and disclosures by which all hosts and “Hosting Platforms,” such as Airbnb, would have to adhere, or be subject to a penalty of up to $1,000 a day, will... Read More »

Ballot Initiative To Restrict Airbnb Activity Withdrawn

The backers of a ballot initiative to restrict Airbnb’s operations in San Francisco have withdrawn their proposed measure despite having claimed to have gathered over six thousand more signatures than necessary to qualify their measure for this November’s ballot. The proposal’s backers “will instead work through the legislative process,”... Read More »

Airbnb By The Numbers In San Francisco

Airbnb By The Numbers In San Francisco

Based on data scraped from Airbnb’s site rather than the service itself, the analysis isn’t perfect and the article doesn’t fully live up to its headline, but the Chronicle’s “Window into Airbnb’s hidden impact on S.F.” piece does provide some interesting nuggets and numbers with respect to Airbnb’s business... Read More »

Ballot Measure To Clampdown On Airbnb-ing Moves Ahead

The backers of the proposed ballot measure which would clampdown on illegal short-term rentals and Airbnb’s business in San Francisco by instituting the “Neighborhood Preservation and Public Revenue Recovery Ordinance” have amended the ordinance to eliminate the explicit threat of criminal prosecution and incarceration for scofflaws. The amendment, however, simply... Read More »

Armistead Maupin Returns To The City (San Francisco)

Having sold their Parnassus Heights home in 2012 and moved to Santa Fe, Armistead Maupin and husband Christopher Tuner are back in the city of San Francisco.  According to Maupin by way of the Chronicle, the couple are renting a ground-floor flat in a Castro cottage and keeping their place... Read More »