OVER­SEAS EX­PE­RI­ENCE

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LON­DON

❚ Airbnb-com­mis­sioned re­search found home-shar­ing re­mained small-scale rel­a­tive to Lon­don’s hous­ing stock, but could re­duce hous­ing sup­ply in the fu­ture. Lon­don au­thor­i­ties and Airbnb worked to­gether to im­pose a

90-day limit on Airbnb rentals. How­ever, some land­lords are re­port­edly get­ting around this by us­ing other rental sites to book ad­di­tional days.

BER­LIN

❚ In May 2016, a new law banned Ber­lin­ers from let­ting whole prop­er­ties for short-term tourist rentals with­out a per­mit, in or­der to re­turn ‘‘mis­ap­pro­pri­ated’’ apart­ments to the peo­ple. The ban is clearly not work­ing – Airdna puts the num­ber of ac­tive en­tire home rentals at 9676.

SYD­NEY

❚ A 2017 Ten­ants’ Union re­port found Airbnb was not sig­nif­i­cantly im­pact­ing Syd­ney’s long-term rental mar­ket. How­ever, Univer­sity of Syd­ney re­search es­ti­mated Airbnb had re­moved about 6000 prop­er­ties from Syd­ney’s longterm rental mar­ket, and had po­ten­tial to in­crease pres­sures on rents. Au­thor Ni­cole Gur­ran called for bet­ter zon­ing and devel­op­ment con­trols.

NEW YORK

❚ 2016 re­port com­mis­sioned by af­ford­able hous­ing groups found per­ma­nent short-term rentals on sites like Airbnb were re­duc­ing avail­able hous­ing stock by 10 per cent. More than half the list­ings were il­le­gal un­der New York reg­u­la­tions, and 30 per cent were listed by com­mer­cial hosts, the re­port found.

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