The Legal Paradox Facing Airbnb And Similar Sharing Sites

The Legal Paradox Facing Airbnb And Similar Sharing Sites

An author and attorney believes that a more shareable law is needed in society.

Emma Hutchings
  • 12 august 2011

Last week it became apparent that short-term property rentals, like the kind offered on Airbnb and similar sites,  violate the planning code in many cities including San Francisco, New York and Santa Cruz, as properties leased for less than 30 days require permits and are subject to hotel fees and other taxes.

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