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Should I SWITCH from AirBNB to another site in order to avoid fines/shutdown in NYC?


#1

I am a host in NYC and I’m wondering if I should switch my listing to another site in order to avoid fines/shutdown on my listings. Are other sites subject to the same rulings as far as handing information over? It would be quite a bit of work to coordinate switching over but I’d like to do it if there’s a good chance it helps to avoid major problems for me


#2

I think you know the answer to this.
It’s over in NYC. Find another line of work. :cry:


#3

They banned the activity, not the site you use.


#4

i understand they banned the activity and not the site - but every time i see news of this debate it seems to center around airbnb - so i’m wondering if anybody feels that other sites pose less of a risk. it’s a fair question. if i’m not mistaken, many years ago, napster was involved in a ton of controversy and ultimately shut down as a site to download music. tons of other sites did the same thing and escaped the same fate. so, as i said, i’m just wondering if people know about other sites that might be escaping the scrutiny.


#5

i joined a forum because i actually don’t know the answer. ha. it’s possible there are other sites that have escaped the same level of scrutiny and I’m posing the question to a group of people to see if anybody knows the answer. that’s the purpose of a community such as this, right?


#6

I don’t know the answer but I’m sure that VRBO/Homeaway and TripAdvisor will be included sooner or later, too.

As an option, develop your own website and take direct bookings.


#7

This situation in NYC is bigger than any forum my friend. The handwriting is on the wall. I don’t say that with any relish or gloat because the hammer is coming down on us in Hawaii as well. Why do they have to do this to any of us I don’t know.

That being said, search here for two recent threads about the New York news, where you may be able to talk to other New Yorkers. From what I am reading, it’s bad and switching platforms is not going to save you. :cry:


#8

Have u looked at local companies that specialise in finding rentals that are 1-3 months long. This is a segment of the market that has long existed before airbnb.


#9

Yes, all rental platforms must turn over host data or risk heavy fines.
Where in nyc do you host and what kind of rental do you offer?


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