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Airbnb Starts Collecting Hotel Tax In Portland— San Francisco Likely To Be Next

Airbnb began collecting hotel taxes Tuesday for all of its reservations in Portland, Oregon and is expected to soon do the same in San Francisco.

07/01/2014

San Francisco Home (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Will San Francisco Ballot Measure Deter Explosion Of Short-Term Rentals Fueled By Airbnb?

Are Airbnb operations in San Francisco about to come screeching to a halt? Or, at the very least, be severely curbed?

04/29/2014

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera answers questions from the media in front of the California Supreme court building March 4, 2008 in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

‘Egregious’ Landlords Sued By SF After Converting Apartments To Tourist Rentals

Amid a shortage of affordable housing options in San Francisco, City Attorney Dennis Herrera is filing suit against several San Francisco landlords who allegedly ousted tenants in order to turn properties into short-term rentals.

04/24/2014

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San Francisco Seeks To Regulate Home-Sharing Services Such As Airbnb Over Eviction Concerns

As the popularity of online services like Airbnb have risen, legislation was introduced in San Francisco on Tuesday to halt people from converting their apartments into short-term vacation rentals.

04/15/2014

Screenshot of Airbnb.com. (CBS)

Prostitutes Turning Airbnb Rentals In Manhattan Into Temporary Brothels

Prostitutes and escort services are using the San Francisco-based Airbnb home-sharing service to turn prime Manhattan apartments into temporary brothels, according to a report.

04/15/2014

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Airbnb To Add San Francisco Hotel Tax On Guests’ Charges

The operators of the home rental service website, Airbnb, have agreed to pay San Francisco’s 14-percent hotel tax.

04/01/2014

Screenshot of Airbnb.com. (CBS)

Larry Magid: Airbnb Leading To Evictions

Airbnb, the website that helps travelers find a place to stay, is landing some property renters in trouble.

03/19/2014

Screenshot of Airbnb.com. (CBS)

Tenant’s Airbnb Apartment Rental Trashed For Manhattan Sex Party

San Francisco-based home-sharing firm Airbnb has paid more than $20,000 to a man who unknowingly rented his Manhattan apartment for a sex party, leaving his home ransacked and his belongings damaged or destroyed, according to published reports.

03/17/2014

Screenshot of Airbnb.com. (CBS)

San Francisco Homeowner Warned By City To Remove Airbnb Listing

Is the City of San Francisco going after homeowners who are renting out their homes to vacationers? One San Francisco homeowner believes they are.

03/12/2014

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Home Sharing Site Airbnb Said To Influence San Francisco Evictions

Some long-time renters in San Francisco say they’re being illegally evicted by landlords trying to empty apartments for the sole purpose of renting out units for a higher price on Airbnb.

01/20/2014

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