Nearly 1,500 buildings ban Airbnb and other short-term rentals
There were also 52 hosts who completed their applications for registration, Klossner said. Dozens more hosts had started the process. Between the banned building list and the host registration requirement, the process is likely to shrink the number...
Overall Airbnb should have been treated tax wise and zoning wise similar to the second home rule etc
You can rent your primary for 14 days tax free a year.
Airbnb rented over 30 days a year should have required proper zoning and permits
Or certificates of occupancy
That's going to put a dent on the MO of future Wolves of Airbnb.
A wannabe rental shark who calls himself the “Wolf of Airbnb” was indicted in a scheme to illegally sublet more than a dozen Manhattan apartments while he refused to pay rent, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
There are over 80,000 EMPTY apartments in NYC. My landlord bought out my old rental, sealed it up. For years now, has lost over $300,000 in rental income.
They just don’t care. Waiting for the laws to change.
NYC is the center of the world. To get a $700 a month studio is unrealistic. But that seems like a reality to posters on my Facebook feed. Anything more than that? Blame Airbnb.
Just don’t think that’s going to happen.
Fuck Airbnb. I'll rather get a hotel now than them since they have gotten so expensive. I miss when they were for the broke people lol.
I was under the impression all Airbnbs under a 30-day stay were already banned a long time ago. So I'm always surprised when I see headlines like this.
This seems like landlords signing up in the official registry. That implies they've already banned Airbnb on an individual basis. This isn't freeing up any rental stock in the short term. It can lead to more signups or better enforcement if a tenant is secretly trying to run an Airbnb.
Our landlord/real estate agent decided to rent the apartment above us as a an AIR bnb. We are in a small 3 unit building in queens. Fuck air bnb
It should be citiwide ban and fines starting at 10K for AirB you don't live in. Here in NYC
A friend group of mine recently visited the city for a week, there were six of them. They managed to find a brownstone on Airbnb which, because it's the whole building, is within compliance of rentals under 30 days.
There's only so many of those, though. They looked at hotels, of course no rooms had space for the whole group, no kitchen, etc. Add on resort fees (sorry, 'urban destination' fees), and rooms are easily over $350 a night.
I don't know what the solution is, and sadly don't have one to offer. But saying pricey hotels or bust is a disappointing future imo.