Airbnb in Paris to warn hosts over illegal listings

Paris hosts who breach housing regulations will receive warning letters from Airbnb, as the company reacts to pressure from City Hall to act on commercial listings

Airbnb hosts in Paris who fall foul of housing regulations will be sent letters warning them to follow the city’s homesharing rules. The move has been announced in conjunction with Paris City Hall, and follows increasing pressure on Airbnb to manage the growing number of illegal listings on the site.

With listings growing from 40,000 to 60,000 over the last 12 months, Paris is Airbnb’s most popular city. However, the number of long-term rentals and businesses using the site to rent multiple properties – considered by many local residents and officials to be detrimental to the availability of residential housing – has also increased.

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