With only two full days left in their 2016 legislative session, state lawmakers are poised to deal a blow to Airbnb.
A bipartisan bill to ban Airbnb-style posts for short-term sublets is moving swiftly through legislative committees and could get floor votes in Albany Wednesday or Thursday. Senate leaders informed the Real Estate Board of New York, which supports the bill, that the bill will move before the session ends, according to a source.
Short-term apartment sublets—those for less than 30 days—were banned in New York City in 2010. But under the law, only building owners, not the renters who arrange the sublet, face penalties.
The new legislation would make advertising such a sublet, or any use other than permanent residence, illegal. The change would put absent Airbnb hosts on the hook instead of their landlords. The proposed penalties range from up to $1,000 for a first offense to $7,500 for third and subsequent violations.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
AirBnB listers face heavy fines if new bill is passed
Posted by Queens Crapper at 6:31 AM
Labels: ads, airbnb, albany, fines, legislation
Just what we need, another law!
How many other laws and regulations are there that are unenforceable, not enforced, or even worse enforced haphazardly,randomly, or maliciously?
This is just part of the show.
The election is coming and these useless "public servants" need to have something to talk about, thereby justifying their miserable existence.
The 2015 publication of the federal government’s rules, proposed rules and notices amounted to 81,611 pages.
If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
No one will ever be prosecuted under this statute...
The proposed penalties range from up to $1,000 for a first offense to $7,500 for third and subsequent violations.
Yes, because Airbnb sub-letters need to be punished harshly!
They are the ones who are ruining the quality of life in the city!
Those guys pissing on the streets are all victims of overactive bladder discrimination!
If REBNY supports it, it's probably no good.
>Those guys pissing on the streets are all victims of overactive bladder discrimination!
They could get uromysitisis poisoning and die.
Good! Airbnb are destroying the quality of single family neighborhoods, I grew up knowing every neighbor and in times of crisis we could always ring a neighbor's bell, you can't do that anymore because you don't know who is living there this week. If we wanted to live next to hotels we would but we don't. Get rid of Airbnb in residential areas!
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