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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 »

Initiative to Allow More In-Laws in San Francisco

Speaking of potential housing related ballot measures and legislative bargaining chips, Supervisor Mark Farrell has submitted the paperwork for an initiative to allow more in-law units to be added to buildings throughout San Francisco. Under the proposed Accessory Dwelling Units measure, existing buildings with four dwelling units or less... 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 »

Application to Establish an ‘Airbnb’ Hotel Denied

Application to Establish an ‘Airbnb’ Hotel Denied

The application to legally convert the three one-bedroom Nob Hill flats at 40-44 Pleasant Street from residential units into ‘hotel rooms,’ a move which would allow the building’s absentee owner to continue renting the apartments on a short-term basis, which is currently illegal per San Francisco’s so-called Airbnb Law,... 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 »

Historic Steinhart Hotel Sells For $31 Million

Historic Steinhart Hotel Sells For $31 Million

Having hit the market listed for $27 million in June, the sale of the historic 57-unit ‘Steinhart Hotel’ at 952 Sutter Street has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $31 million. Built in 1910 for Ignatz Steinhart, as in the Steinhart Aquarium, the six-story Nob Hill building... Read More »

Developer Subpoenaed For Investigation Into Short-Term Rentals

Developer Subpoenaed For Investigation Into Short-Term Rentals

After a month of unsuccessful attempts to secure the cooperation of developer Angelo Sangiacomo, City Attorney Dennis Herrera has just issued subpoenas for documents and information relating to the investigation into the likely illegal use of 23 Trinity Place apartments, including 16 rent-controlled units, as short-term rentals in San... Read More »