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The appeals court \rejected Miami Beach’s petition to overturn a ruling that determined that the city’s exorbitant fines for short-term rental violators ran afoul of state law (Airbnb, iStock)

Miami Beach racks up another court loss over short-term rental enforcement

For the second time in a week, Miami Beach struck out before the Third District Court of Appeals in...

Miami Beach racks up another court loss over short-term rental enforcement
Rafael Serrano and 3098 Alton Road

Appeals court rules Miami Beach cannot shut off water for nonpayment of short-term rental fines

Miami Beach cannot strong-arm short-term rental violators into paying excessive fines by cutting off water and sewer connections to their properties, according to a...

Appeals court rules Miami Beach cannot shut off water for nonpayment of short-term rental fines
From left: Zeus Living CEO Kulveer Taggar, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, Oyo founder Ritesh Agarwal and Lyric CEO Andrew Kitchell (Getty, iStock)

Airbnb banked on short-term rentals. Can it continue without them?

Just over a year ago, Lyric was riding high. On the heels of a $160 million funding round led...

Airbnb banked on short-term rentals. Can it continue without them?
Former president of Airbnb’s Homes division, Greg Greeley and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky (Airbnb, Getty)

Airbnb executive to step down as startup revives IPO plans

Three weeks after detailing how Airbnb almost “lost everything” after the pandemic hit, CEO Brian Chesky is reviving plans...

Airbnb executive to step down as startup revives IPO plans
Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber (Credit: EVA MARIE UZCATEGUI/AFP via Getty Images)

Miami Beach shuts down short-term rentals due to coronavirus

The city of Miami Beach ordered all short-term rentals to stop operating effective Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. due to...

Miami Beach shuts down short-term rentals due to coronavirus
Lisbon, Portugal (Unsplash)

Lisbon might have solved its Airbnb problem

The city of Lisbon launched a program this spring to get vacant short-term rental units back onto the long-term rental market, and landlords appear to be taking them up on it. The Portuguese capital...

Lisbon might have solved its Airbnb problem
Sonder CEO Francis Davidson (Courtesy Skift)

Sonder raises $170M despite hospitality apocalypse

Hospitality startup Sonder has gone and raised $170 million, in the middle of an unprecedented hospitality downturn no less....

Sonder raises $170M despite hospitality apocalypse
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky (Getty, iStock)

Airbnb agrees to give listing info to New York City

After more than a decade of war over home-rental listings, Airbnb and New York City have come to terms....

Airbnb agrees to give listing info to New York City
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky (Getty, iStock)

Domestic travel gives Airbnb a boost

The travel industry is beginning to show signs of life again, with city residents heading to nearby vacation rentals in droves. Airbnb saw more nights booked for its U.S. listings between May 17 and...

Domestic travel gives Airbnb a boost
More vacation rental owners are extending available leases and traditional landlords are taking shorter leases for typical year-long rentals. (iStock)

Long-term residents scooping up vacation rentals

A larger than usual number of vacation rental owners are looking to secure long term renters. At the same...

Long-term residents scooping up vacation rentals
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