CA: Airbnb, HomeAway give in to San Francisco extortionists

Source: SFBay

"A settlement signed Monday morning in a lawsuit filed by Airbnb and HomeAway will ease the registration process for short-term rental hosts and help ensure that only those who are legally registered can list properties on the sites, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said. … City law enacted in 2015 requires short-term rental owners to register with the city, obtain a business license and observe limits on the number of days a unit can be rented. It also prohibits multiple listings by the same host, requires that hosts be a permanent resident in the unit they are renting out and prohibits the use of affordable units with income restrictions for short-term rentals." (05/01/17)

https://sfbay.ca/2017/05/01/settlement-forces-airbnb-toward-legal-compliance/