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AIRBNB sues over registration of San Fransisco homes
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  • Helper
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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/airbnb-sues-over-registration-san-francisco-homes-114449669.html?ref=gs

    So, you really have two things happening in this story; first, that people have to one day sublet their homes to afford to live in the paradise of San Fransisco, and second, the local government doing everything it can to impede the undercutting of the confiscatory taxes collected from more traditional hotels.
    Perhaps they should instead look at why people are undercutting traditional hotels and instead flopping at internet strangers' homes for a few days.

    The probability that we may fail in the struggle aught not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. -Abraham Lincoln


  • SwimLegend
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    Or maybe they should do what they're doing. This isn't meant to stop the average person from subletting their homes as much as it's to catch the mother f**kers the kick tenants out so they can run a bootleg hotel.

    09/13/03


  • Banned
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    This.

    And the Bloomburg adminitration went out of its way to block air b'nb from getting a foothold in this city. Not only from the idea that it MIGHT displace existing tenants but more to protect the interests of the hotels who virtually rape people to stay here in Manhattan. If people could seriously rent an apartment for a week at the cost of a 2 night stay at the Mariott Marquise they'd of course jump on that. The city of course cites lost tax revenue but it's really about keeping the hotels in the business of f**king everyone.


  • SwimLegend
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    That's about the size of it. The LA Attorney is suing some slumlords in Venice because they kicked their rent controlled tenants out so they could run an airbnb hotel, but we don't have the space restraints you all have in Manhattan. Here, the issue has always been an extreme shortage of apartment or rental space.

    09/13/03


  • SwimPunk Banned
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    Jingai said:

    Perhaps they should instead look at why people are undercutting traditional hotels and instead flopping at internet strangers' homes for a few days.

    What's wrong with spending $269 + $38 in taxes and fees to sleep in a filthy motel 6 for one night?


  • Banned
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    Tokyo is making them illegal just in time for the 2020 olympics. I mean before the announcement they were perfectly legal and operating all over the city. But once the announcement was in the hotel owners immediately lobbied for them to be closed.

    If hotels don't want them because they represent real competition then they ought to reconsider their rates, just a little.


  • SwimLegend
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    kill-joy70 said:

    Tokyo is making them illegal just in time for the 2020 olympics. I mean before the announcement they were perfectly legal and operating all over the city. But once the announcement was in the hotel owners immediately lobbied for them to be closed.

    If hotels don't want them because they represent real competition then they ought to reconsider their rates, just a little.

    Lol, true. Just looking at the rates they're charging for AX is enough to make you drop your teeth.

    09/13/03


  • Banned
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    Makes you wonder what happened to the free market economy.


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