D.C.’s proposed regulations for services like Airbnb, explained


Source: dcist
By Martin Austermuhle
October 2, 2018

Tuesday the D.C. Council is expected to debate and vote on a bill that would regulate and restrict the practice of home-sharing—when a person rents out a room or their full house to someone else for short periods of time—and the services that facilitate it, like Airbnb, VRBO, FlipKey and HomeAway.

The debate is a long time coming: 18 months ago, the Council first held a contentious hearing on a draft bill regulating home-sharing, but took no further action thereafter. Since then, most of the the region’s other jurisdictions—including Arlington County, Alexandria and Montgomery County—have implemented their own rules and restrictions.

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