Australia is very ‘light touch’ when it comes to regulating Airbnb. The current housing crisis demands a new approach, informed by overseas success stories.
Before you rent out your home or car, make sure you are covered.
Even when they offer similar listings, female hosts tend to charge less than their male counterparts.
The use of Airbnb to channel donations to Ukrainians illustrates both the potential and limitations of the so-called sharing economy.
Giving directly to Ukrainians via unused Airbnb rentals is a fast and efficient way to help. But there are some drawbacks.
The amount of ‘commercial’ activity on the home sharing platform has increased drastically.
Gig work is entering almost every industry and changing the relationship between workers, employers, service providers and customers. But gig workers face new and unique challenges.
Our analysis shows most tourist accommodation — be it Airbnb or traditional hotel accommodation — comes with sizeable greenhouse emissions.
This finding was a surprise, since consumers actually seem to think liberals will provide better service.
David Cameron’s work for Greensill highlights just some of the problems with current UK regulation on lobbying
Tech companies’ use of dual-class share structures to keep control in the hands of founders and other insiders gives a handful of people power over enormous swaths of American life.
Airbnb is taking a very bold step by issuing a multi billion dollar IPO during a global economic slowdown – something that was unthinkable a few years ago.
Analysis of online listings on common online platforms shows even modest reductions in Airbnb listings increased supply of longer-term rentals. The result was lower local rents.
Like the entire tourism industry, the coronavirus pandemic has had an enormous effect on Airbnb’s finances.
Accommodation providers are reporting huge increases in the numbers of people coming to them for help. They’d love to be able to use newly vacant rental housing, but it’s not a lasting solution.
Airbnb’s platform perpetuates the social exclusion of people with disabilities, while the 30-year-old ADA doesn’t apply to the sharing economy.
Platforms like Airbnb have been blamed for reducing the rental housing supply and pushing up rents. But investors seeking more security might now want to offer their properties to long-term renters.
About 4% of Australian housing stock has been or is listed on Airbnb. The number of listings continues to grow, with a shift towards more professional managers of listed properties.
The EU needs to reconsider its approach if digital platforms are to thrive.
In 2016, a Victorian court decided an Airbnb arrangement was a lease. ‘Guests’ could be protected by tenancy law, including against eviction. And in this case the host was evicted for subletting.