Officials in New York have determined that Airbnb is illegal, despite efforts by the online firm to persuade the city otherwise. The law violated is the illegal hotel law, which prevents residents from renting out their property for less than 29 days. According to CNET, the law originally meant to prevent landlords from turning residential properties into hotels.
The ruling doesn’t necessarily mean all Airbnb hosts will be cracked down on, as the city only enforces the rule when a complaint is filed.
So tired of seeing this story today. It’s inflammatory start overlooks the real law and process that would lead to any legal issues.
Bottom line: it’s applicable to a second offense on a noise complaint, but does start down the path for AirBnb to see continued issues like Uber has experienced from city boards and competitors.