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Land Use,

Jul. 11, 2024

LA accuses 'Airbnb influencer' of skirting short-term rental ban

The defendants misrepresented the addresses of their rentals to avoid being subject to the short-term rental ordinance, giving renters the correct address only after booking was completed.

The Los Angeles city attorney's office announced a lawsuit against defendants it said earned over $4 million illegally leasing out long-term properties as short-term rentals via Airbnb and similar rental apps. The lawsuit brought by City Attorney Hydee Feldstein Soto said that the defendants lied to renters about the locations of the properties to skirt city laws and gave advice on how to replicate the scheme on social media.

"As renters battle a severe housing shortage a...

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