So paris is suing airbnb for up to €12.5m (£10.9m), this action was taken by the french capital against more than 1,000 illegal rental listings on the accommodation platform that do not comply with French law.
Homeowners in France can only rent out a property for up to 120 days a year, and ads must include a registration number to ensure this rule isn’t being violated. Some 1,000 Airbnb Paris listings are thought to have violated this rule. A law passed last year in france means they have the power to fine €12,500 per illegal listing,
if you put that together and do the math you would see that if each of the 1,000 ads were to get the maximum penalty, the US platform could be facing a €12.5m bill. When Ada Colau, Barcelona’s first female mayor, took office in 2015,
one of her first moves was to freeze licences for all new hotels and holiday rental apartments and go after short-term rental sites, slamming Airbnb with a €30,000 (£24,000) fine, if we could also recall back in 2016 Berlin banned tourists from renting entire apartments through Airbnb and its competitors in an attempt to protect affordable housing.
If caught or found breaking any of these rules berliners could be fined a whooping €100,000 (£78,371).