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.
San Francisco Officials Shut Down Illegal Airbnb 'Hotel Chain' A San Francisco couple has been fined $2.25 million and ordered to not engage in listing their real estate properties on sites like Airbnb until 2025 for repeated violations of the city's short term rental laws.
Illegal San Francisco Bernal Heights Rental Linked To Terrifying ShootoutSan Francisco officials are suing a couple for allegedly turning their Bernal Heights home into an illegal hotel where a party was held by guests last year that ended in a wild shootout.
6,000 Short-Term Rentals Disappear From San Francisco Almost OvernightA new law in San Francisco is cracking down on landlords turning homes into hotels during a housing crisis. Thousands of illegal listings on sites like Airbnb and FlipKey are already gone.
Airbnb To Limit Home Rentals In Its Biggest CityAirbnb will limit home rentals in downtown Paris after making similar moves in London and Amsterdam.
Airbnb Lawsuit Settlement Steps Up EnforcementA settlement signed Monday morning in a lawsuit filed by Airbnb and HomeAway will ease the registration process for short-term rental hosts and help ensure that only those who are legally registered can list properties on the sites, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said.
Mayor Lee Vetoes Legislation Imposing 60-Day Cap On Short-Term RentalsSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Thursday vetoed legislation that would have imposed a new 60-night annual limit on all short-term rentals, saying it would drive more hosts to rent units illegally.
San Francisco Approves 60-Day Cap On Airbnb, Short-Term RentalsSan Francisco has approved a measure to cap Airbnb and other short-term rentals at 60 days a year.