City Council Passes Bill to Require Airbnb to Disclose Host Data

The New York City Council recently passed a bill that requires Airbnb and other home-sharing sites to provide the names and addresses of its hosts to the city. Under state law, it’s illegal to rent out an apartment for less than 30 days unless the permanent tenant is there. If the host is found to be violating short-term rental laws, Airbnb could be fined up to $1,500. The bill, which was introduced by Councilmember Carlina Rivera (D-Dist. 2) as Int 0981-2018 and passed 45-0, will almost certainly be signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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