Airbnb suffers a new setback in New York

Relentlessly, the grip tightens on Airbnb and the platforms short term rental. The mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, has signed, on 6 August, a municipal decree that requires the company to San Francisco to communicate the list of its guests. The decree – which applies to all sites of short duration, forced the operators to provide the list of all transactions for housing in New York city.

Any breach of this obligation or incorrect information will be liable to a fine of at least $ 1,500 per month and housing. This information will allow the municipality to apply more effectively the texts of the State of New York, which prohibit rent a dwelling for less than thirty days, unless the host is present.

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The decree shall take effect one hundred eighty days. “We are disappointed that mayor De Blasio has chosen to sign this decree, supported by the hospitality industry, rather than defend middle-class new york which relies on the sharing of housing to get by,” responded the responsible for the regulation of Airbnb for the north-eastern United States, Josh Meltzer, as quoted by AFP. “We look forward to working with the mayor to create a regulatory sense, which distinguishes finally the families of some of the actors of evil “, he added on Twitter.

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