Post by High Priestess on Apr 4, 2018 14:44:50 GMT
Cinncinnati is proposing tough STR rules that would require registration for all hosts, and prohibit Airbnb from allowing anyone to book a reservation through a non registered listing. This is what Santa Monica did and Airbnb fought the regulations there but lost in court. An attorney explains the issues involved and says Airbnb would likely lose in this case too.
Post by High Priestess on Apr 4, 2018 14:56:33 GMT
By the way, for hosts who value privacy, laws like those in Santa Monica, Cinncinnati, and San Francisco set a problematic precedent, as they require Airbnb to partner with the local government in running the business. They force Airbnb into becoming an arm of local law enforcement.
Many cities pride themselves on being "sanctuary cities" where they are going to shield people from certain aspects of law enforcement that they deem unjust. But God forbid hosts might want sanctuary from overreaching government rules and regulations! No, in those situations the cities have no problem invading one's privacy and reigning private businesses into doing their law enforcement work.