Articles Recently Tagged: Short-Term Rentals

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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 »

Property Scofflaws in San Francisco, including an Illegal Sex Club

Property Scofflaws in San Francisco, including an Illegal Sex Club

Since the beginning of the year, nearly 900 complaints have been filed with the city, alleging an illegal use, addition or action with respect to a property or property owner in San Francisco. While the complaints have ranged from the operation of an illegal “art studio/swingers sex club” on... Read More »

Mission District Murals Inventoried for Preservation Review

Mission District Murals Inventoried for Preservation Review

Working with San Francisco Architectural Heritage and Precita Eyes, a Planning Department summer intern has created an inventory and historical index for the murals that adorn San Francisco’s Mission District, an overview of which will be presented to San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission tomorrow afternoon. The point of the... Read More »

Legislation to Allow New In-Law Units throughout San Francisco

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is slated to approve legislation which will allow more in-law units to be added to existing buildings throughout San Francisco. And the bargaining chip ballot measure designed to put pressure on the Board’s passage of the legislation is slated to be withdrawn. Under the... 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 »

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 »