Airbnb 'de facto ban' delayed by New York City

The City of New York will delay enforcing a municipal law that Airbnb said could limit the number of people who can host rentals in the city

Jun 14, 2023

The short-term rental company filed a lawsuit against the city on June 1 over the law it called a "de facto ban" against short-term rentals set to go into effect on July 1. Under the law, hosts must be permanent occupants of the units being rented and must register with the Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement (OSE) before posting rentals.

Key takeaways

  • The office will not issue fines against hosts or booking services until Sept. 5, according to the filing;
  • Airbnb said that the law would make it harder for hosts to do business by requiring that they comply with numerous zoning regulations, dwelling laws, and housing maintenance and construction codes.

Get the full story at Reuters

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