Thursday, November 5, 2015
“Airbnb reducing availability of rental space”
Critics of Airbnb want to limit and further regulate its operations because they say it reduces the amount of residential space to rent, especially in overheated and tourist areas like San Francisco, 'disrupts neighbourhoods' and jeopardises the jobs of hotel workers. Cities and other critics are hindered by lack of information, which Airbnb isn't too keen to share. The company spent nearly $9million to defeat a 'greater regulation' proposal in SF - with perhaps more cities taking up the cudgel against it.