Airbnb slams new pro-housing regulations as ‘snooper’s charter’

Airbnb complained to a senior official at the Department of Housing earlier this year about having to police users of its platform under the new legislation

23rd June, 2019
Airbnb may go for direct listing

Airbnb has criticised aspects of the state’s new law cracking down on short-term letting, and pushed to have input on changes before its enactment, correspondence released under Freedom of Information legislation show.

On July 1, new legislation comes into effect requiring those engaged in short-term letting to seek planning permission in areas of high demand for permanent housing.

It will make breaches a criminal offence punishable by up to €5,000 in fines or six...

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