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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 »

15,983 Signatures In Support Of Airbnb Ballot Measure

The sponsors of the proposed 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, from ever listing a unit which hasn’t been registered with the city or has exceeded... Read More »

Historic ‘Steinhart Hotel’ Hits The Market Seeking $27M

Historic ‘Steinhart Hotel’ Hits The Market Seeking $27M

Looking to start a tech commune in San Francisco?  Well, the 57-unit ‘Steinhart Hotel‘ at 952 Sutter Street has just hit the market for $27 million. And according to the listing, 48 of the units could be delivered vacant at the close of escrow. While touting an opportunity to... Read More »

Airbnb Showdown At City Hall

Airbnb Showdown At City Hall

The showdown between two competing pieces of legislation to further regulate ‘airbnb-ing’ in San Francisco is about to commence at City Hall. Without additional transparency and reporting from the hosting platforms which enable the practice, such as Airbnb, San Francisco will be hard-pressed to ever effectively enforce its short-term... Read More »

Ballot Measure Would Notify Neighbors Of Airbnb Activity

The proposed ballot measure which would limit the short-term rental of any residential unit in San Francisco to a maximum of 75 days a year would also prohibit any in-law unit from ever being offered as a short-term rental and would require the City to notify neighbors of all... Read More »

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 »

Welcome To San Francisco, Enjoy Your Stay.  In A Parking Garage.

Welcome To San Francisco, Enjoy Your Stay. In A Parking Garage.

Taking full advantage of the current housing and hotel crunch in San Francisco, the third floor of the parking garage at 819 Ellis Street has been converted into the “American International Hostel,” the operators of which have been advertising beds for rent on a nightly basis on VRBO. Unfortunately... 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 »