Paris to sue Airbnb over undeclared listings


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  • Thursday, 12 Apr 2018

An illustration picture shows the Paris apartment offer by American actress Judith Freiha on the Airbnb web page displayed on a smatphone in front of a general view of the Ile Saint-Louis on the Seine river in Paris, France, August 9, 2015. Nowhere in the world has more accommodation available on Airbnb than Paris. Now the home-sharing website that has transformed budget travel to the French capital is giving its super-deluxe hotels a fright too. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

PARIS, France: Paris is taking home-sharing giant Airbnb to court for failing to remove ads from people who have not properly declared their properties, city authorities said. 

The French capital is also suing the smaller German website Wimdu for the same reason, with the court hearing in Paris set for June 12, Ian Brossat, deputy mayor for housing, told AFP. 

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