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DCRA Finally Releases Airbnb Rules

The District Consumer and Regulatory Affairs agency has finally issued the final rules that will govern Airbnb’s in DC. The rules are a long time coming, since they stem from legislation the Council passed in 2018. DCRA first proposed the … Continue reading

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Airbnb Rules Finally Proposed

DCRA has finally taken steps to create a regulatory regime for Airbnb rentals. The proposed rulemaking is in line with the aggressive legislation passed by the DC Council in 2018. Both the law and the proposed rule are opposed strongly … Continue reading

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Is the New Airbnb Law Already Having an Effect?

Last year the DC Council adopted a law that dramatically curtailed the ability of homeowners to rent their houses out via Airbnb. Property owners would only be allowed to rent out the property 90 days a year if they did … Continue reading

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Council Advances Airbnb Bill

The DC Council advanced a bill yesterday that would dramatically curtail (sort of, GM will get to that) the ability of homeowners to rent out their properties on a short term basis on sites such as Airbnb or VRBO. The … Continue reading

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AirBnb Replies to Possible Council Action with Junk Study

DC Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie has proposed legislation to tighten up regulation on the practice of listing homes and apartments through AirBnb. And in response, the company is waging a charm offensive prominently featuring a junk study full of misleading information. … Continue reading

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What Do You Think of Airbnb?

GM has written about Airbnb several times in the past. The service enables people to rent out a room or a whole house on a nightly basis. GM first wrote two years ago about how the service had arrived in … Continue reading

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City Begins Cracking Down on Illegal AirBnbs

Photo by the AirBnb. DC city regulators have taken the first step towards cracking down on illegal Airbnb listings. Will this impact the many listings in Georgetown? It’s unclear, but any increased regulatory attention is probably not good news for the … Continue reading

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The Rise of the AirBnB Investment Property?

Airbnb, the controversial service that lets homeowners temporarily rent out a room or a whole house, has been in Georgetown for at least a year. But recently a new type of Airbnb listing is starting to multiply in the neighborhood: … Continue reading

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New “Apartment Hotel” Opening

A new “apartment hotel” has come to Georgetown. The hotel is the work of Sonder, a company that both manages AirBnb’s and offers its own apartments directly. The company has secured 11 units at 1111 30th St. They are offering … Continue reading

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Bummer

As mentioned last week, GM was planning on being out of town this week. The above scene–a lush green lawn opening on the lapping Chesapeake Bay–was to greet GM each morning. But sadly a terrible snafu with Airbnb means he’s … Continue reading

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