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