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San Francisco Legalizes Airbnb, with a Few Caveats

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to pass the so-called "Airbnb law," legalizing short-term rentals in the city. Residential rentals lasting less than 30 days used to be illegal in San Francisco. Now, permanent residents can rent out their homes, but they have to register with the city and pay hotel taxes. Entire homes can be rented out for no more than 90 days per year.

In a statement, Airbnb called the legislation "a great victory." In New York City, the next great testing ground for how short-term rentals are regulated, the fight over Airbnb and the ad-hoc hotels it helps facilitate remains as dirty and divisive as ever.

Supes back 'Airbnb law' to allow short-term rentals, with limits [SF Gate via Gizmodo]
All Airbnb posts [Curbed National]