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South Fork: Hey Airbnb, Cuomo may be your new archenemy but we’re not your friend either

November 02, 2016 05:04PM

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Airbnb may be suing New York State over a new law that levies fines on illegal listings made by New York City hosts, but the South Fork has far more severe sets of rules, according to 27East. The law passed by Cuomo, which only applies to New York City apartments in multifamily buildings, subjects hosts to fines as high as $7,500 and prohibits rentals from being listed for fewer than 30 days. Southampton and East Hampton towns, on the other hand, can fine single-family homeowners up to $30,000 for rental violations and then seek additional damages. Repeat violators in Southampton, for instance, have had to pay upwards of $100,000. [27east] — Cathaleen Chen