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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 »

Airbnb Sues San Francisco

Arguing that its listings are protected by the First Amendment and a couple of Federal Communications Acts, regardless of whether or not said listings are for offerings which are illegal, Airbnb has filed suit in District Court seeking an injunction to block the recently adopted amendment to San Francisco’s... Read More »

Law That Could Ban the Majority of Airbnb Listings in SF Approved

The legislation which could require Airbnb to remove up to 75 percent of their estimated 9,500 listings in San Francisco, or face penalties that could theoretically total over $5 million a day, has been approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors 10-0 with Supervisor Farrell recused from the vote.... Read More »

Board Could Quickly Act to Amend Troublesome Law for Airbnb

The proposed ordinance which could require Airbnb to remove up to 75 percent of their estimated 9,500 listings in San Francisco, or face penalties that could theoretically total well over $5 million a day, could be acted on by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors by the end of the... Read More »

The Law That Could Ban the Vast Majority of Airbnb Listings in SF

With the vast majority of the San Francisco properties listed on Airbnb still not registered with the City as required by law, a new piece of legislation could require Airbnb to remove up to 75 percent of their estimated 9,500 listings in San Francisco or face penalties that could... Read More »

Vast Majority of Hometown Airbnb Hosts Remain Scofflaws

According to Airbnb, there are nearly 9,500 listings for short-term rentals in San Francisco on Airbnb alone, listed by 7,046 unique hosts. According to the City, it has received a total of 1,647 applications to register as a legal host. And as such, it would appear that roughly 77... Read More »

Short-Term Rental Scofflaw Aims to Establish a Mini-Hotel

Short-Term Rental Scofflaw Aims to Establish a Mini-Hotel

Tagged for illegally renting the three one-bedroom flats at 40-44 Pleasant Street as short-term rentals in violation of San Francisco’s so-called “Airbnb law,” the owner of the Nob Hill building has applied to technically convert the units, none of which she occupies as a primary residence, into “hotel rooms”... Read More »

Sierra Club To Oppose Mission Rock, Feinstein Pro Limiting Airbnb

The Sierra Club will pen the official argument opposing the ballot measure which would allow the Giants’ massive Mission Rock development to move forward, while Senator Dianne Feinstein will pen the argument in favor of the measure to further restrict short-term residential rentals in San Francisco, the so-called Airbnb... Read More »

Supervisors Reject More Restrictive Airbnb Regulations

Supervisors Reject More Restrictive Airbnb Regulations

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has rejected Supervisor Campos’ proposed amendment to San Francisco’s law regulating short-term rentals in the city and instead adopted a watered-down version of a less restrictive amendment sponsored by Supervisor Farrell and the Mayor. Both votes were 6 to 5, with Supervisors Farrell, Breed,... Read More »

Airbnb Measure Qualifies For November Ballot

The ballot measure to further restrict the short-term rental of any residential unit in San Francisco to a maximum of 75 days a year and prohibit hosting platforms, such as Airbnb or VRBO, from ever listing a unit which hasn’t already been registered with the city, or has exceeded the... Read More »