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Ballot Measure To Further Limit Or Ban Short-Term Rentals In SF

According to an email from David Owen, Airbnb’s Regional Head of Public Policy, to a number of hosts, “a ballot initiative being drafted by opponents of home sharing that will be introduced tomorrow that would severely limit — and possibly ban — short-term rentals in San Francisco.” While details... Read More »

Law Would Ban Full-Time Airbnb Rentals, Require Registration

Supervisor David Chiu is slated to introduce new legislation this afternoon which would lift the outright ban on short-term rentals in San Francisco but establish a new set of rules by which airbnb hosts and others would have to adhere. In multiunit buildings, the legislation would allow short-term rentals... Read More »

How To Lose Up To $1,000 A Day (Or Your Lease) Using Airbnb

Supervisor Chiu’s proposed amendment to San Francisco’s Administrative Code Chapter 41A which allows for civil penalties of up to $1,000 a day for renting, or re-renting, an apartment in San Francisco for less than 30 days is back in front of San Francisco’s Land Use and Economic Development Committee... Read More »

Airbnb: A Hit List For San Francisco Landlords Too

As we first noted in April, according to San Francisco Administrative Code Chapter 41A, it is “unlawful for any owner to offer an apartment unit for rent for tourist or transient use,” defined as “occupancy for less than a 30-day term of tenancy.” From a renting reader yesterday who... Read More »

Airbnb Hit List Take Two (Months Later)

As we first reported two months ago: …Supervisor Chiu’s proposed amendment to Chapter 41 of San Francisco’s Administrative Code wouldn’t make it unlawful to rent an apartment, or room therein, for less than a 30-day term of tenancy in San Francisco, for that practice is already against the law... Read More »

Art Agnos’ Open Opposition To The Development Of 8 Washington

Art Agnos’ Open Opposition To The Development Of 8 Washington

Former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos came out swinging today against the proposed and Planning approved 8 Washington Street development. From Agnos’ open forum letter published in the Chronicle: City leaders have been lamenting recently the continuing flight of families from San Francisco. Chronicle stories state a family earning... Read More »

Airbnb: A Potential Civil And Criminal Penalty Hit List?

According to San Francisco Administrative Code Chapter 41A, it is “unlawful for any owner to offer an apartment unit for rent for tourist or transient use,” defined as “occupancy for less than a 30-day term of tenancy.” Any interested party may institute proceedings for injunctive and monetary relief for... Read More »