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Another Troubling Chapter for Airbnb

July 14, 2017

According to officials with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, an Airbnb host who cancelled a guest’s reservation because the guest was Asian “has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine and attend a college course in Asian-American studies.”... View Article

Hidden Risks to Summer Airbnb Rentals

July 13, 2017

According to a new survey by insurance company Assurant, “six out of 10 homeowners don’t know if their insurance policy covers short-term vacationers” and “about 40 percent don’t know who is responsible if a guest gets hurt on their property.” An article on CNBC... View Article

AirbnbWATCH Launches Washington, D.C. Chapter

July 6, 2017

The fight for common sense short-term rental regulations in D.C. has hit a fever pitch. This spring, D.C.’s Attorney General Karl Racine filed a lawsuit against a property management company fostering illegal hotels. The City Council is on the verge... View Article

Keeping Guests Safe in D.C.

June 30, 2017

At last, the Washington, D.C. city council is taking action on Airbnb’s less-than-stellar record on safety standards – and NBC Washington is taking notice. NBC correctly points out that “when you stay in a hotel in Washington, D.C., your accommodations... View Article

91% Agree in New Poll: Regulate Airbnb

June 21, 2017

Overwhelming Majority of Americans Believe Short-Term Rentals Should be Regulated A recent poll asked a diverse group of 1,000 adults proportionate to the population across the United States about their views of commercial operators running illegal hotels on websites like... View Article