December 02, 2016

Airbnb toughens up home sharing limits in London, Amsterdam

At a time when Airbnb faces increasing pressure from cities and governments, the company has now set an automatic limit to the number of nights hosts can rent out their homes. Hosts will now need a license to rent their homes in London for more than 90 days a year, and for 60 days a year in Amsterdam.

The new rules strengthen existing guidelines set up in 2015. Airbnb will automatically limit home listings on its platform from 2017.

“We want to be good partners for everyone in [Amsterdam] and ensure home sharing grows responsibly and sustainably,” James McClure, Airbnb general manager for Northern Europe, said.

In Amsterdam, Airbnb will also promote a new tool for neighbors to share concerns about a home listing, including noise complaints.

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