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Airbnb limits rentals, but only in the center of Paris

Ⓒ AFP/Archives – Lionel BONAVENTURE – | The Airbnb platform announced Tuesday that it would limit to 120 days a year its rentals of tourist furniture in the center of Paris, an announcement that made the city of Paris leap remembering that the law provides for this rule throughout the capital .

The Airbnb platform announced Tuesday that it would limit to 120 days a year its rentals of tourist furniture in the center of Paris, an announcement that made the city of Paris leap remembering that the law provides for this rule throughout the capital .

Airbnb, “as a responsible actor, has decided to set up the automatic limit of the annual rental period of housing in the center of Paris to promote responsible and sustainable tourism,” said a statement from the platform .

This new measure will be implemented from January 2018 in the first four districts of Paris, which “have faced tourism and commercial pressure, as well as a particularly strong housing shortage for several decades, well before the arrival of Airbnb in Paris “, adds Airbnb.

“It’s amazing,” reacted Ian Brossat, Deputy PCF Housing Mayor PS Paris Anne Hidalgo. “This means that Airbnb will not apply the law” on the other 16 districts, he told AFP.

The law for a digital republic adopted in October 2016 requires the platforms to ensure that the proposed housing is not rented more than 120 days a year, said the elected.

Airbnb “presents as a gesture of goodwill an announcement that actually violates the law,” added Mr. Brossat who asks the platforms “to apply the law on the whole of Paris”.

It also requests the publication of the decree providing for sanctions in case of non-application of the law.

The City of Paris, which like all major tourist cities, seeks to regulate this type of rentals, has set up a mandatory registration number on December 1 for anyone wishing to rent his apartment on a digital platform.

Some 100,000 ads are offered in Paris, all platforms combined. Paris is for Airbnb one of the first markets in the world with 65,000 homes claimed.

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