Paris limits Airbnb rentals
Airbnb says hosts in central Paris can now only rent out their homes for up to 120 nights a year, a new limit introduced to comply with city regulations.
The company’s director for France and Belgium, Emmanuel Marill, said Tuesday that the cap will apply to the first, second, third and fourth arrondissements, or districts, of Paris. A ticker showing how many remaining nights are available will be on the host’s page.
City Council member Sylvain Maillard tweeted praise for the decision, though critics said it should be extended to all 20 Paris neighborhoods.
Residents and regulators in tourist destinations worldwide have protested services like Airbnb, saying that they drive up housing costs and that hosts use them to run commercial businesses. Other cities have instituted limits or require permits.