SAN FRANCISCO―Airbnb, a global home-sharing website, announced in November 2016, a new measure of rules and restrictions. Some of the restrictions overseas may affect the site’s users all over the country, and in the Bay Area.
These new limitations are impacting consumers in London and Amsterdam. Airbnb is enforcing a limit in how often users are allowed to rent out their homes.
The San Francisco born company states on its website’s “new and automated limits” will put a cap on London users to hosting at 90 days a year by spring 2017. Both caps are lifted if the users can present the appropriate permits.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted for a cap of 60 days of hosting per year for anyone in San Francisco that wished to rent out their properties to visitors for less than 30 days at a time. There has been no comment from Airbnb on whether or not they are willing to put the same restrictions in London and Amsterdam on San Francisco users. Airbnb will be meeting with San Francisco officials privately on January 23, 2017 to discuss possible limitations.