New York Airbnb users could face increased restrictions, with fines of up to $7,500 for advertising rentals lasting less than 30 days if property owners are not present.
Property rental and sharing site Airbnb has seen a number of crack downs, as well as some controversy, over the past year. Whilst listings offering short-term property rental where the owners are not present are currently prohibited in NYC, the new legislation would make New York the first area to actually ban ads on property-sharing sites for certain short-term rentals.
New York state governor, Andrew Cuomo, has yet to approve the bill which is the latest in a series of attempts to place more regulation on the increasingly popular ‘sharing economy’, with the rise of sites such as Airbnb and HomeAway.
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