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airbnb legal challenges

Here's more about airbnb's problems with city authorities. It's from The Guardian in the UK. The rental agency, now among the biggest bookers of accommodations in the world, including the major hotel chains, faces the problems of being successful outside the usual channels, costing governments tax dollars, offending bureaucrats by sidestepping regulations, and the risk of thousands of satisfied customers thinking they can DIY. Note the final paragraph in the story which indicates any enforcement will be against landlords rather than short-stay tenants.
http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jul/08/airbnb-legal-troubles-what-are-the-issues

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