PARIS: Homesharing big Airbnb introduced Tuesday that it’ll mechanically cap leases in central Paris to one hundred twenty nights a yr, bringing it according to the French capital´s authorized restrict.
However Airbnb was shortly criticised for not imposing the brand new restriction — which can start in January — throughout the whole metropolis.
The measure will probably be utilized in 4 central Parisian districts “which have confronted the strain of tourism and commerce, in addition to a very robust housing scarcity over a number of many years,” Airbnb stated in a press release.
“It´s unbelievable,” Paris metropolis corridor official Ian Brossat advised AFP.
“Because of this Airbnb won’t implement the regulation” within the metropolis´s sixteen different districts or arrondissements, he stated.
Brossat accused the corporate of “making an announcement that violates the regulation as a gesture of excellent will,” calling for it to use the rental restrict in the entire of Paris.
Paris is one in every of Airbnb´s prime markets, with some sixty five,000 websites listed. One other 35,000 can be found from comparable on-line platforms.
As a serious vacationer vacation spot, Paris has slapped limits on the brief-time period rental of flats and rooms as they compete with resorts, encourage property hypothesis and scale back the housing out there to residents.
From December 1, anybody eager to lease their Paris house on a web-based platform should get a registration quantity.
Airbnb was based in 2008 and presents lodging starting from single bedrooms to complete houses in sixty five,000 cities in 191 nations.
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