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What To Do When Your Airbnb Is Terrible

What To Do When Your Airbnb Is Terrible

When you base your decision entirely on well-lit photos of furniture, booking an Airbnb is always a gamble. Over on Elliot Advocacy, executive director Michelle Couch-Friedman recounted the story of one traveller who clearly lost this bet when she booked a rental in Paris — only to discover that the…

How To Find Out If Your Airbnb Is Legal

How To Find Out If Your Airbnb Is Legal

In January, the city of New York filed a $US21 million ($30 million) lawsuit against a ring of real estate brokers illegally renting out properties in the city to over 75,000 guests on Airbnb. In Barcelona, Spain, the government has shut down more than 2000 listings and warned tourists to…