Judge Blocks NYC Short-Term Rental Law Requiring Disclosure of Data


Earlier this month a federal judge sided with Airbnb and Homeaway in blocking a recently enacted New York City law requiring short-term rental sites to disclose certain user data.  According to HousingWire, the law prevented landlords and tenants from illegally renting out apartments for a few days at a time to tourists. It also forced Airbnb-like sites to provide hosts’ names & addresses to the city (New York) each month, along with information about whether the rentals were for a whole apartment or a single room.  HousingWire says the lawsuit nows proceed to discovery, which is scheduled to be completed within 100 days of the judge’s order.  Stay tuned.

“This is a law to stop landlords from creating de facto hotels, which is unfair and illegal,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said when asked about the decision at a press conference. “We believe we’ll ultimately prevail.”   (quote via Reuters)

Click here to read the full story on HousingWire.com.


About Author

Director of Education & Outreach, National Real Estate Investors Association

Comments are closed.