March 7, 2018, 7am PST
Less "sharing economy" and more normal economy for New York City in New York City, according to the findings of a recent study.
February 12, 2018, 5am PST
Somehow the city of Detroit managed to start enforcing an Airbnb ban in single-family neighborhoods without anyone realize the council had approved the regulation.
February 1, 2018, 9am PST
The new study, published by the Urban Politics and Governance research group at McGill University, comes with a major disclaimer: it was funded by the Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, among other.
January 23, 2018, 7am PST
One side of an ongoing debate in Nashville wants to charge a fee for short-term rentals,; the other side wants to ban anything other than owner-occupied short-term rentals entirely.
January 16, 2018, 12pm PST
New registration requirements have proven an effective disincentive for thousands of short-term rental hosts in San Francisco.
December 22, 2017, 10am PST
Like many companies in the “sharing economy,” Airbnb prides itself on “disrupting” the traditional marketplace—but at what cost to New York’s affordable housing?
December 11, 2017, 8am PST
Santa Rosa is struggling to complying with two laws passed last year to encourage construction of inlaw units to increase affordable housing. Council members are concerned that loosened restrictions would degrade neighborhood character.
October 10, 2017, 10am PDT
The Twin Cities have a super-sized incentive to nail down regulations for short-term rentals. A tax revenue windfall hangs in the balance.
October 6, 2017, 12pm PDT
It's still illegal to convert rental units into short-term rentals that act as a hotel business in Washington, D.C. A high-profile legal settlement will thus send a bumper crop of rental units back to the market.
Greater Greater Washington
February 6, 2017, 12pm PST
The nation's capital could join other cities around the country in drastically limiting the use of Airbnb and other short-term rental companies.
January 4, 2017, 7am PST
European cities have taken a proactive role in regulating Airbnb.
December 27, 2016, 1pm PST
The constantly moving legal lines between regulators and short-term rental companies like Airbnb have taken on some distinctly noir activities.
November 26, 2016, 1pm PST
The frontline of the ongoing battle between Airbnb and government regulators shifts from Albany to New York City.
November 16, 2016, 12pm PST
The city of San Francisco and Airbnb may move their dispute from the courtroom to the negotiating table, as the company indicates willingness to find a "win-win" with the city.
October 24, 2016, 10am PDT
Suddenly, the business practices of Airbnb seem to be under attack in many locations—including one of the company's most lucrative markets.
October 22, 2016, 1pm PDT
Many cities popular with tourists are dealing with the effects of a proliferation of short-term rental properties (brokered through the use of online platforms like Airbnb). New Orleans just took steps to legalize, but limit, short-term rentals.
October 17, 2016, 8am PDT
Tensions between Airbnb and the city of San Francisco continue to mount as the city propose further restrictions on the service, even while the current restrictions are being challenged in court.
The San Francisco Examiner
August 10, 2016, 2pm PDT
The New Orleans City Council must still approve regulations for short-term rentals, but the Planning Commission has spoken.
July 27, 2016, 2pm PDT
A new statistical analysis of Airbnb listings shows the short-term-rental service is growing worldwide, but suggests that many hosts don't stick with it. Intermittent commercial uses of residences could be seen in the planning context of "mixed use."
July 12, 2016, 10am PDT
Reports about the decision by the Anaheim City Council to ban all short-term rentals, through companies like Airbnb or VRBO, described it as a victory for homeowners.