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Airbnb agrees to limit private rentals in London, Amsterdam

SFGate Thursday, 1 December 2016
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Airbnb will start enforcing limits to private home rentals in two popular European cities on the home-sharing platform, London and Amsterdam, the San Francisco company said Thursday. The move comes amid complaints from some cities that the booming house sharing sector can lead to illegal hotels and contribute to housing shortages. In London, Airbnb said it will “introduce new and automated limits to help ensure entire home listings in London are not shared for more than 90 days,” unless hosts prove they have permission to share their space for longer. Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau told Catalunya Radio that while tourism was a positive asset for the Spanish city, it had grown too much and was denying locals access to housing.
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▶ Airbnb To Enforce Limits on Rentals 01:16

Airbnb announced for the first time that it would enforce a legal limit on the number of nights a year a host in London and Amsterdam can rent out a home. Thursday's announcement, coupled with several deals made over the past year, shows the company has started to offer more compromises to make peace...

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