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Airbnb Appealing Ruling on Boston's Short Term Rental Law

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    Airbnb Appealing Ruling on Boston's Short Term Rental Law
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    Airbnb is appealing a judge's ruling on Boston's new ordinance regulating short-term rentals.

    The San Francisco-based company filed an appeal notice in Boston federal court Monday.

    A federal judge last month temporarily blocked Boston from imposing two provisions challenged by Airbnb, but allowed the city to impose a $300 a day fine if a company like Airbnb or its rivals like HomeAway or VRBO collect fees on rental units considered ineligible under the new rules that took effect in January.

    Those include income-restricted rentals and properties frequently violating municipal regulations. The judge's ruling notes San Francisco and other cities impose similar fines.

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    An Airbnb spokeswoman says the judge's decision should have gone further in blocking the ordinance. Boston previously agreed not to enforce contested provisions until the court case is resolved.

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