Airbnb's Newest Weapon Against Regulation: The Real Estate Industry
EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK, regulators are cracking down on Airbnb. In Paris, the company's largest market, hosts must now register with the city government and can only list their homes for 120 nights each year. In Amsterdam, new rules, which go into effect in 2019, will restrict hosts to listing for just 30 nights annually. And after the Japanese government forced the home-sharing site to cancel reservations of unregistered hosts by June 15, Airbnb deactivated 80 percent of its Japanese listings overnight.