There have been over 400 complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity (a.k.a. airbnb-ing) in San Francisco filed with the city since the beginning of the year. And over the past seven days, another 31 complaints were filed.
But while the distribution of complaints related to illegal short-term rental activities since the beginning of the year has been spread out across the city (as mapped above), nearly 90 percent of the complaints filed over the past week were specific to properties within the boundaries of Noe Valley (as mapped below), which would suggest it’s a concerted effort aimed at rooting out the scofflaws in the neighborhood.
Or perhaps it’s a move to reduce some local competition.