Short-Term Rental Company Suing San Francisco Developer To Get Out Of LeaseA controversial short-term rental company is engaging in a fight with a San Francisco real estate developer. Sonder wants to break its lease on a Market Street apartment building, blaming the city's moratorium on evictions for lost revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
To Stop Parties, Airbnb Won't Let Some Guests Book HomesAirbnb will ban some younger U.S. guests from booking homes in their area as part of a continuing effort to crack down on unauthorized parties.
Airbnb Will Force Hosts To Wait 24 Hours Between Guests Due To Coronavirus PandemicAirbnb is rolling out recommended cleaning and vacancy procedures for its more than 7 million global rentals as the coronavirus pandemic has made travelers extra-cautious.
Contra Costa County Supes Tightening Rules On Short-Term RentalsThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved the basics of a short-term rental ordinance regulating Airbnb-type rentals. The supervisors expect to formally approve the ordinance at their March 31 meeting.
Contra Costa County Eyes Short-Term Rental OrdinanceA prospective ordinance governing short-term rentals in unincorporated parts of Contra Costa County is scheduled to be discussed.
Airbnb Bans 'Open Invite Parties' In Wake Of Orinda Halloween Mass ShootingIn the wake of an Orinda mass shooting on Halloween night that left five victims dead, San Francisco-based Airbnb announced Thursday it was issuing a nationwide ban on rental use for "open invite" parties.
Halloween Party Shooting: Orinda Passes 'Urgency Ordinance' For Short-Term RentalsJust weeks after a Halloween shooting that left five people dead in Orinda, changes are coming to short-term rental rules in the small Contra Costa County city.
Family Of Orinda Halloween Shooting Victim Calls Out Airbnb CEO Over TweetsLawyers representing the family of one of the victims in the Halloween mass shooting at an Airbnb party house in Orinda released a statement Thursday criticizing recent social media posts by the company's CEO.
After Orinda Halloween Shooting, Airbnb To Verify All 7 Million Listings To Improve TrustAirbnb says it will spend the next year verifying that all 7 million of its listings are accurate and that the homes and rooms being offered for short-term stays meet basic quality standards.
Orinda Halloween Shooting Concern Leads To High Turnout At Short-Term Rental MeetingCity leaders discussed Orinda's short-term rental policy late into the night Tuesday after hearing from dozens of residents during public comment.
Orinda To Vote On Short-Term Rental Moratorium After Halloween Party ShootingIn the wake of the death of five people at a party in a short-term-rental house in their city this past Thursday night, Orinda City Council members on Tuesday will talk about possible changes to the city's short-term rental rules.