Short-Term Rentals

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.
MinnPost
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.
WAMU
January 4, 2017, 7am PST
European cities have taken a proactive role in regulating Airbnb.
Quartz
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.
Bloomberg
November 26, 2016, 1pm PST
The frontline of the ongoing battle between Airbnb and government regulators shifts from Albany to New York City.
The Wall Street Journal
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.
San Francisco Chronicle
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.
The New York Times
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.
The Times-Picayune
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.
The Times-Picayune
Feature
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."
Martin John Brown
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.
CBS Los Angeles
July 11, 2016, 9am PDT
Is Airbnb a prime target for regulation, or is it just another way to expand the marketplace for bedrooms? Dan Bertolet urges caution. After all, couldn't less Airbnb just mean more hotels?
Sightline Institute
Feature
June 28, 2016, 2pm PDT
Is Airbnb to blame for rising house prices? This article by Leigh Stewart from Tranio.com investigates how easy money from the collaborative economy could be making homes too expensive for tenants and genuine buyers.
Leigh Stewart
June 24, 2016, 2pm PDT
More than 20,000 rent-controlled units have left the market in Los Angeles since 2001—a problem exacerbated by options for short-term rentals. Now the City Attorney's Office is fighting back.
Los Angeles Times
June 17, 2016, 12pm PDT
A recent study of the Airbnb rental units in Seattle shows a growing supply of short-term rental units, which is also cutting into the city's available rental housing stock.
The Seattle Times
June 17, 2016, 5am PDT
A two-minute-and-twenty-three-second tour of the news and events from the week in planning.
Planetizen
June 14, 2016, 8am PDT
A new ordinance approved by the Denver City Council yesterday grants legitimacy to an "already flourishing vacation rental market."
The Denver Post
April 18, 2016, 7am PDT
Two proposed ordinances under consideration get to the heart of the matter in Denver by requiring that short-term rental services like Airbnb only operate in "primary residences."
The Denver Post