Airbnb Restrictions, Mission Moratorium Fall Short, Other Housing Measures Pass

Airbnb Restrictions, Mission Moratorium Fall Short, Other Housing Measures Pass

San Francisco voters on Tuesday rejected tighter restrictions on short-term housing rentals, as well as a moratorium on building market-rate housing in the Mission District,…

Nanny Sues Uber, Airbnb Executives for Alleged Wage Theft and Sexual Harassment

Nanny Sues Uber, Airbnb Executives for Alleged Wage Theft and Sexual Harassment

A lawsuit filed today in San Francisco against two prominent executives alleges the couple paid a longtime live-in nanny less than the minimum wage and…

New Director Appointed to Lead City’s Short-Term Rental Office

New Director Appointed to Lead City’s Short-Term Rental Office

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced Wednesday the appointment of a veteran city planner as the director of the city’s Short-Term Rental Administration & Enforcement…

Woman Suspected of Airbnb Theft Arrested in Sonoma County

Woman Suspected of Airbnb Theft Arrested in Sonoma County

A 27-year-old Richmond woman suspected of stealing $35,000 from a home she rented in San Francisco through the online lodging website Airbnb this spring was…

Airbnb Guest Suspected of Stealing $35K of Valuables From Residence Taken Into Custody

Airbnb Guest Suspected of Stealing $35K of Valuables From Residence Taken Into Custody

A Richmond woman suspected of stealing $35,000 from a home she rented in San Francisco through the online lodging website Airbnb, has been booted off…

Ballot Initiative Challenging Airbnb Law to Come Before Voters

Ballot Initiative Challenging Airbnb Law to Come Before Voters

The Airbnb law, which has divided San Franciscans on whether there should be limits to short-term housing rentals to mitigate their impact on the long-term…

Supes Postpone Vote on Airbnb Legislation, Issue Poised to Go to the Ballot

Supes Postpone Vote on Airbnb Legislation, Issue Poised to Go to the Ballot

When the San Francisco Board of Supervisors this week postponed by a month a vote on legislation that would regulate short-term rentals in the city,…

Mayor Lee, Supervisor Farrell Propose Amendments to Airbnb Law

Mayor Lee, Supervisor Farrell Propose Amendments to Airbnb Law

Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell have proposed amendments to San Francisco’s short-term rental law in hopes of making it more enforceable and streamlined….

Coalition of Residents Plan to Draft Initiative to Limit Home-Sharing Platforms

Coalition of Residents Plan to Draft Initiative to Limit Home-Sharing Platforms

A crowd of people gathered outside Airbnb headquarters in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood this morning to announce their plans to draft an initiative…

Supes Vote in Favor of Short-Term Rental Ordinance, Second Vote to Take Place

Supes Vote in Favor of Short-Term Rental Ordinance, Second Vote to Take Place

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted in favor of an ordinance today that will create a regulatory system for short-term rentals in the city….

SF Planning Commission Considering New Short-Term Rental Laws in Hearing

SF Planning Commission Considering New Short-Term Rental Laws in Hearing

The San Francisco Planning Commission this afternoon is weighing in on legislation that would change laws surrounding short-term home rentals, such as listings through the…

Airbnb Supporters And Opponents Hold Dueling Rallies Over Future Of Short-Term Housing Rentals In SF

Airbnb Supporters And Opponents Hold Dueling Rallies Over Future Of Short-Term Housing Rentals In SF

Supporters and opponents of room-sharing services such as Airbnb that allow people to use their homes as short-term lodging for a fee held dueling rallies…

SF Sues Two Landlords Who Allegedly Ellis Acted Tenants, Turned Buildings Into Tourist Rentals

SF Sues Two Landlords Who Allegedly Ellis Acted Tenants, Turned Buildings Into Tourist Rentals

Lawsuits were filed by San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today against two landlords who allegedly illegally converted residential apartments into short-term rental units used…

San Francisco’s Short-Term Rental Market Faces Big Changes From New Airbnb-Focused Legislation

San Francisco’s Short-Term Rental Market Faces Big Changes From New Airbnb-Focused Legislation

San Francisco Supervisor David Chiu introduced legislation Tuesday that would change how city residents can rent out rooms at homes and apartments through home-sharing websites…

Tenant Troubles: I Only Have An Oral Lease, May I Sublet A Room In My Apartment?

Tenant Troubles: I Only Have An Oral Lease, May I Sublet A Room In My Apartment?

I live in a rent-controlled flat, where I have no written lease prohibiting subletting (I’ve lived here for 22 years). I don’t get along with the…

Nagging The Mayor For Answers On Airbnb

According to a study that Airbnb commissioned and publicized late last year, its hosts in San Francisco collect $12.7 million from their guests every year….