As previously discussed, Airbnb holiday rentals in Berlin will soon face significant restrictions. This clampdown from the local government is the result of numerous politicians’ and locals’ frustration with the housing shortage in the German capital.
Will a ban on holiday rentals solve it? Certainly not – as it will, at best, release 20,000 homes (as a one-off) back to the long-term rental market in a city which needs around 50,000 a year.
So, does this new regulation make sense at all? And how it is elsewhere, like, for instance, in San Francisco, the cradle of Airbnb? Read on here.