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Record Penalty for hire on Airbnb
Violation of the rules can result Airbnb 297,000 euro fine
Airbnb violation of the rules can produce 297,000 euro fine © Reuters
The municipality has imposed a record fine totaling 297,000 euros to a property owner and key business lam B & B who rent together eleven apartments on Airbnb.
BY: MICHAEL COUZY FEBRUARY 6, 2017, 11:25
The apartments in the Kerkstraat rental is not according to the rules, says the municipality. The property came into the picture after reports from local residents, who suspected housing fraud. Digital forensics at the Stopera then made clear that the house very often on Airbnb.
According to the Amsterdam rules , only the head tenant rent the property for a maximum of sixty days per year and no more than four people at a time.
"This is the prototype of an illegal hotel," said Councillor Laurens Ivens (Housing). The owner must pay 13,500 euros eleven times. The same applies to key business lam B & B, which the owner will receive from the rental of the rooms, guests and handing over the key.
Yet such a high penalty imposed earlier in Amsterdam
When added together the fines come from nearly three tons. Yet such a high penalty Amsterdam explained earlier.
Ivens speaks of an important signal for the key companies who perform odd jobs for landlords.
“In practice, they regularly collaborate with illegal hotels. If they know that the houses often stand in the lease, or that there is more than four tourists in it, they are also responsible.”
Eleven illegal hotels are not close. To close, the fire should note that the property is not fireproof and that was in the Kerkstraat not. Ivens would like to proceed directly to closing, but must first impose a fine. By repeating things will be closed.
Owner Dirk Minnebo of lam B & B is convinced that the lease is legal and will contest the fine. He wants to not respond because the procedure is still ongoing.
According to Ivens Airbnb will soon pick himself this kind of illegal content on the site as a result of the new agreement with the company.
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