D.C. police have released home surveillance video of eight men suspected of stealing more than $5,000 worth of TVs, tablet computers, bed duvets and clothing from a home on Leroy Place Northwest, near Connecticut Avenue, on Saturday, March 9.
Security experts say it is possible to detect some hidden cameras in your accommodation. But do we really need to be checking at all?
After arriving at their Airbnb in Cork, Ireland, a family from New Zealand made an unsettling discovery: a hidden camera, livestreaming from the living room.
The likelihood your Airbnb rental has a smoke detector might depend on whether smoking is allowed in the venue, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University. But the results may surprise you.
Airbnb says hosts in the District earned a total of $96 million through the home-sharing service in 2018 — up from $82 million the year before. D.C. is set to impose new regulations on Airbnb hosts that the company says will hurt business.
Maryland homeowners who rented their property using a home-sharing website generated around $57 million in income in 2018.
The D.C. bill would restrict short-term rentals to a property owner’s primary residence and limit rentals to 90 days a year.
A move to amend short term rental rules in D.C. is making its way through the city council. The effort would create a scheme for licensing the rentals, allow the rentals to take place only in a homeowner’s primary residence and limit the rentals to a total of 90 days a year.
“It allows our hosts to offer their spaces free of charge to anyone who’s been displaced or needs to evacuate or is deploying in the area to help with relief efforts,” said Kim Rubey, global head of social impact and philanthropy at Airbnb.
The Attorney General’s office says it has received complaints from tenants about safety concerns and frequent disruption from noisy and rowdy short-term guests.
It’s easy to see the rise in popularity of Airbnb and other online vacation rental sites and think it’s a good idea to buy a property dedicated to short-term housing. But that strategy may not be as simple or lucrative as it seems, experts warn.
The Loudoun County, Virginia, homeowner was charged with brandishing a firearm and abduction, following a night in which Airbnb guests hosted an apparently rowdy party.
The company is citing its community values as grounds to cut ties with participants of the rallies, which stemmed from a protest last year to protect Confederate statues — which included neo-Nazi groups — but exploded in violence.
Herndon, Virginia officials are pushing to regulate websites like Airbnb, through tightening rules on short-terms rentals.
After more than a year of study, Fairfax County has approved new rules for people who rent out their homes through websites, such as Airbnb and FlipKey. The new rules go into effect Oct. 1 and come up with some restrictions.
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