Thursday, May 12, 2016

AirBnB fights to continue renting out illegal units

From the Daily News:

Airbnb is formally opposing a bill to ban the advertising of illegal units.

Airbnb and its supporters [traveled] to Albany Tuesday to lobby against the bill, which would prohibit advertising of home sharing in multi-family units in New York City for less than 30 days would carry fines of up to $7,500 for multiple violations.

The bill, sponsored by Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) has support from developers and tenant activists.


R185 said...

Makes sense at one level, but there's a value in having them out in the open to get caught.

Anonymous said...

How was airbnb even allowed to get started?? That's the grossest concept. My friend used it to rent a bedroom while he travelled for his business, when he got to the apartment a couple gave him their bedroom and they slept on the couch and when he went to use the bathroom in the night they were both naked on the couch. Ick!! But that's what you get with unregulated situations like that. Listen people, travelling costs money, that's the way it is stop looking for short cuts. Stop sleeping naked on your couch just to make a buck.

JQ LLC said...

Aren't airbnb's hosts themselves unscrupulous landlords, with all the recent stories about using boats, vans and suv's for lodging and discriminating against minorities.

these little start-up pricks have got to cease to exist.

Joe Moretti said...

Why the fuck would you rent out the place you live in to total strangers. That is what the fuck hotels are for. Some of you get what you deserve. Yeah, I want someone's else pubes in my bathroom and their naked ass on my sofa.

You know what, if the city is that expensive for you, we have a BIG COUNTRY.