Short-stay rentals in Amsterdam under threat

In a setback for home owners hoping to earn some extra money by renting their house or apartment online though services such as Airbnb, the Amsterdam Criminal Court has ruled that hiring a private home for a short period falls under “commercial exploitation.” This means that all homes in Amsterdam that have owners associations, the […]

Airbnb refuses to comply with state order to hand over users’ data

Airbnb has rejected an order by New York state to hand over data on 15,000 New York City residents who have used the site for short-term room and apartment rentals. “Airbnb has received a subpoena demanding personal information on all of our hosts in New York,” Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said in an email to […]

New York attorney general demands airbnb hand over data on all NYC hosts

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has requested apartment-sharing site Airbnb hand over user data on an estimated 225,000 New York City hosts by the end of the day today. The Attorney General’s office says it wants to crack down on people operating illegal hotels, disturbing residential neighborhoods with large volumes of rowdy guests, and even […]