New San Francisco Law Just Forced Airbnb to Remove Nearly 50% of Its Listings in the City
Last Tuesday, the latest law regulating San Francisco Airbnb hosts officially went into effect — as a result, 4,800 of the platform’s 11,000 listings have disappeared since September (2,000 of them overnight).
The law requires that all short-term rental hosts pay a $250 fee to officially register with the city and mandates that Airbnb remove listings from anyone who failed to do so.
Airbnb has continuously sparred with San Francisco over rental regulations since it launched nearly 10 years ago.
Back in 2014, the city made it illegal for “absent tenants” to rent their properties short-term for more than 90 days per year.