Travel News: Airbnb Counters Paris’ Claims That Many Listings Are Illegal – Skift (Reblog)

“Airbnb Inc. said rules for short-term tourist rentals in Paris are excessively bureaucratic and might breach European Union standards, as the city’s authorities seek a 12.5 million-euro ($14 million) fine against the online home-stay company for posting illegal advertisements.

The terms set by city hall “are inefficient, disproportionate and against European regulations,” a spokeswoman for Airbnb said in an email on Sunday, after Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said in an interview with weekly Journal du Dimanche that the French capital’s authorities sued Airbnb for posting 1,000 illegal rental listings.

Under French law, home owners in Paris can rent their places on short-term rental platforms for as many as 120 days in a year. The owners must also register the business with their local municipality and ads have to bear the registration number.”

Read the full article via Skift here Airbnb Counters Paris’ Claims That Many Listings Are Illegal – Skift

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