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Problems at Home for Airbnb

June 29, 2016

Airbnb’s hometown thought it had finally come to an understanding with the short-term rental platform. Apparently not. Even the current regulation, which “became known as the ‘Airbnb law’ for its friendliness to the company” isn’t enough for Airbnb. Now Airbnb... View Article

An Open Letter to America’s Mayors

June 24, 2016

AirbnbWATCH is committed to holding Airbnb accountable for keeping communities and travelers safe by exposing how commercial operators are abusing short-term rental sites to transform residential properties into illegal hotels. Illegal hotels are disrupting neighborhoods, making communities less safe, and... View Article

Airbnb: Our Way or the Highway

June 3, 2016

Airbnb butted heads big time with the Chicago Mayor’s office this week, as the fight in the City Council to regulate home sharing got a little uglier. The Mayor’s team was not pleased with a seven-figure multi-week advertising campaign bankrolled... View Article

South Florida’s Airbnb Problem

May 25, 2016

Miami: Sun. Sand. Salsa dancing. Illegal hotels? Oh yes. Turns out Miami is a national hotbed of illegal hotel activity. A new study of short-term rentals in the Miami area shows that operators who listed residential properties for rent full-time raked... View Article

Ghost Hotels in the Windy City

May 22, 2016

Last week, on the heels of a new study on Airbnb in the Windy City, aldermen debated new ordinances that would regulate short-term rentals in the city. The measure still needs the approval of the full City Council and the final... View Article