AHLA | September 11, 2019
73 Percent of Americans Support Amending CDA 230 To Remove “Big Tech” Loopholes Invoked by Airbnb and HomeAway WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 11, 2019) – According to a new national survey, Americans overwhelmingly support amending federal law to remove loopholes used by short-term rental sites, like Airbnb and HomeAway, to avoid having to comply with local laws enacted by cities and other localities across the country. Three in four Americans (76 percent) believe short-term rental sites should be held accountable for complying with local laws, and 73 percent support an amendment to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) ...
May 24, 2018
By Scott Zamost | Hannah Kliot | Morgan Brennan | Samantha Kummerer| Lora Kolodny The SUV slowly approaches an apartment complex in a quiet residential section of Miami Beach, Florida. On the second floor balcony, a group is gathered. Code Compliance Officer Vijma Maharaj approaches, her body camera recording, and tells them she has bad news. The apartment they rented on Airbnb is illegal. While tourist-dense South Beach, where the major hotels are located, largely allows short-term rentals, it's a different story in large portions of the residential areas of Miami Beach, where rentals under six months and a day are banned. The eigh...
Travel Tech | March 17, 2016
For those who offer their homes as short-term rentals and travelers looking to utilize them, navigating the patchwork of local regulations continues to get more challenging Washington, D.C., March 16, 2016 – Short-term rental technology companies have created a vibrant marketplace for peer-to-peer accommodations so it comes as no surprise that the popularity of short-term rentals has exploded in recent years. Now a new R Street Institute policy study and corresponding website: Roomscore.org, seek to quantify the friendliness of the regulations in a broad cross-section of municipalities. Collectively, the study paints a picture of ...
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