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Airbnb Sues Boston Over Short-Term Rental Rules

The lawsuit states the city's ordinance violates state and federal law forcing home-sharing platforms to share information about clients with the city

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    House and Senate Pass Regulations on Short-Term Rentals

    Massachusetts lawmakers have reached a deal on taxing short-term rentals such as those offered through Airbnb.

    (Published Monday, July 30, 2018)

    Short-term rental business Airbnb is suing the city of Boston over regulations aimed at cracking down on investors who buy housing units to list on the platform.

    The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court says the ordinance violates state and federal law by forcing home-sharing platforms to share information about clients with the city and requiring the platforms to enforce the new rules. The new rules passed in June takes effect Jan. 1.

    The regulations ban renters and investors from renting apartments by the night, but allow people to rent a room in their home or a spare unit provided they own and live in the property.

    Supporters hope the regulations will make the city's tight housing market more affordable.

    Mass. Lawmakers to Vote on Short Term Rental Bill

    [NECN] Mass. Lawmakers to Vote on Short Term Rental Bill

    Lawmakers will vote on a bill that will extend the state's hotel tax to rentals like Airbnb.

    (Published Monday, July 30, 2018)

    Boston officials didn't immediately respond to an email Tuesday.


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