Now, hosts need to display a registration number on the Airbnb listing. There are currently 65,000 homes on Airbnb in Paris. Only 11,000 apartments have been registered so far according to the AFP.
So ...curious minds want to know...what happens if a host just puts some random number in the space that asks for a registration number? Who knows if that number is valid? Or how about if a host just copies someone else's registration number and puts it on their listing? I mean, you asked for a number, here's a number for you. Garbage in, garbage out.
That’s the question! The instructions say that you will be delisted, if you put your phone number or other contact information in. That lets suppose, that the programmer added a simple text field, not even checking if the format was correct. Minimum cooperation. Airbnb also does not display the number in the research list. You have to click open every listing, click on Details and then scroll down to the end of everything the host had to say about his place. The number appears at the very end of the description text. It’s clearly a choice to make life hard for the city controlers. Paris hires more controlers now, they only had ten. For hundred thousand listings... The offer is fluctuating, there are more listings online on the weekends. , supposing that functionaries work office hours only. But they work on dénonciation from upset neighbors or house managers and they have the power to force entry to control a place. If you look at the search results however, it’s visible, which apartments are STR only, renovated quickly and furbished in one of three or four styles, to serve tourists. That throve housing prices crazy and took nearly all small apartments off the market. Now, that the sharks start to wonder how long the illegal proceedings will be possible, they try to get rid of them. The sales offers online show a few new ones every day on every platform and the prices start to drop after a few weeks. Not much, but those put online by professionals, don’t exceed the ten thousand Euros per square meter any more. I am looking at the ads with the idea to maybe find a place, if I get some money (not sure yet), so I look at these offers with the idea to find a place for the rest of my days. Guess what: they are all horrible, when you plan to live there all year. They appear with the same pictures as in the str ads. Some will not bother to remove the furniture, as the second hand furniture offers are also abounding. Some even believe that their pretty junk for tourists is an incentive to get a higher price. I just see that I would need to pay someone to get rid of it or spend weeks trying to sell it. And worst are those apartments mutilated to ressemble a tourist norm. If I see an apartment in an old building with high ceilings and they put a fake ceiling in to get it down to 2,20 m or maybe 2,40 if they felt generous, I could just cry. I have paintings 2,50 m high. My current place, though tiny, has some walls between 3,6 and 4 m.
A city is a place to live, there is some higher entity exceeding the sum of private owners’ buildings so I do hope, that all those illegal listings have to disappear. Renting with a host onsite is still possible, renting an apart hotel studio as well and if the owners qualify as a business and pay taxces accordingly, the apartments can still be rented. The ladt years it was a gold rush, free for the ruthless and kill off the natives.
Last Edit: Dec 14, 2017 11:23:01 GMT by helgaparis: T xt scrambled, put in order