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More than 80% of Parisian listings on Airbnb are reportedly breaking local laws

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Paris filed a lawsuit against Airbnb and two smaller home rental services on Thursday after they failed to guarantee that renters complied with regulations.

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Paris allows owners to rent properties in services like Airbnb for only 120 days per year, asking them to include a registration number in the listings so authorities can check if they are respecting the cap.

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But at least 83% of listings in Airbnb didn’t present the number, or 45,000 out of 54,000 listings reviewed by French newspaper Figaro.

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Cities around the world have been strengthening their regulations on home rentals, in part due to pressure from citizens, who complain about the removal of properties from local renting markets.

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Though in Berlin, legislators recently passed a bill with softer regulations than what had been hinted in earlier drafts, removing a cap on rentals of primary homes similar to the one in place in Paris.

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