The regulations approved by the Boston City Council have put me out of business. I’m a renter, rent a small room, and am supported by my landlord. No renters are allowed on the Airbnb platform even with landlord approval and support.
I’m curious if there are any other Boston hosts here who are also negatively affected in anyway who might want to discuss this. Also, there is a group of hosts in Boston who advocate for short term rentals and if you know how to contact them please let me know.
Here’s a summary of the new regulations that came today in an email from Airbnb:
• Investor units will be prohibited with exception for long term stays and medical exceptions
• Renters are prohibited from using short-term rental platforms even if they receive permission from their landlord
• Boston will create a public-facing registry of short-term rental operators and will require platforms like Airbnb to disclose personal user data of our host community