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Paris seeks US$14mil from Airbnb for illegal adverts


Several cities around the world have expressed concerns that platforms such as Airbnb stand as unfair competitors to hotels and can turn some neighbourhoods into sterile, tourist-only zones. — AFP

Several cities around the world have expressed concerns that platforms such as Airbnb stand as unfair competitors to hotels and can turn some neighbourhoods into sterile, tourist-only zones. — AFP

PARIS: The City of Paris is suing Airbnb for publishing 1,000 illegal rentals adverts, which could cost the American rental website more than €12.5mil (RM57.61mil or US$14mil), the mayor of Paris told a newspaper in an interview published on Feb 10. 

Under French law, home owners in Paris can rent out their places on short-term rental platforms for up to 120 days in a year. Advertisements must include a registration number to help ensure properties are not rented out for longer. 

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