Poll Results: Will DC Crack Down on Airbnb?

  • May 24th 2013

by UrbanTurf Staff

A few days ago, we noted that a recent NYC court case deemed that an Airbnb host had acted illegally, and wondered if DC would be cracking down in a similar fashion.

We posed the question to readers, who were completely split down the middle. Just slightly more than half of respondents — 51 percent — feel that yes, a crackdown is coming. 49 percent think DC will continue to allow Airbnb hosts to operate without consequences.

Poll Results: Will DC Crack Down on Airbnb?: Figure 1

Several commenters brought up the fact that some DC homeowners rent out english basements and other spaces without all the necessary permits. “In 6 years of renting all over the city via craigslist, before buying my own house, I don’t think I ever once lived in a legally rentable apartment,” said Justin S.

What does the future hold for Airbnb hosts? Only time will tell.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/poll_results_will_dc_crack_down_on_airbnb/7113.

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