Dec 6, 2017

Two Singapore Airbnb hosts charged for illegal home stays

Two men have been charged in Singapore for illegally renting out their homes for short-term stays via Airbnb, according to local media. It is the first known case of its kind since new laws against home sharing came into effect in June. While home owners can seek the URA's approval for shorter term stays, the regulations effectively render most Airbnb rentals illegal. Airbnb would not comment on the case but said it remained committed to "Working alongside the government to find a way forward for home sharing". The firm lists more than 8,000 Singaporeproperties on its home sharing platform, which have hosted more than 330,000 travellers over the past year.

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