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Airbnb rentals and Paris: A love-hate relationship • Paris Property Group

In central Paris, seasonal rentals – much more profitable than long-term rentals – have proliferated at the speed of light, despite their often illegal status. Airbnb is now succumbing to pressure from about 17 different cities, including Paris, and attempting to control rentals in accordance with local regulations. With 60,000 homes in Paris offered on AirBnb’s website, it’s […]

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Thinking of renting out your apartment in Paris short-term to cover expenses or turn a profit? Here are some tips for setting the right price, advertising on the right platform and avoiding financial pitfalls to get the most out of holiday rentals, including  The private hospitality sector is touted as a guaranteed moneymaker in Paris. According […]

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A contentious move by the City of Paris sees a list of legal rentals publicized online and Parisians reportedly encouraged to denounce each other. Unsurprisingly, officials face widespread condemnation for this controversial initiative while Airbnb launches a petition to prevent the government’s overzealous regulations damaging tourist rentals in the capital. In its latest attack against […]

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French real estate site SeLoger.com has acquired Amivac.com, a website specializing in holiday rental property in France.  Launched in 1996, SeLoger publishes real estate classifieds online and is one of the main resources for sale and rental property search in France. In July, it announced its acquisition of vacation rental site Amivac.com, a site dedicated to […]

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Major rental housing platform Airbnb announced on August 25th that it will be collecting tourist tax from guests renting accommodation through them in Paris and giving it to the city, starting October 1st. Until now, site users offering their property for rent were meant to collect the tax from guests and relay it to the […]

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Mayor Delanoë continues to press his position that rentals of under one year (9 months to students) are unlawful unless the apartment in question has “commercial”, rather than “residential”, status. Like minds disagree as to whether this position is correct and sustainable in the courts, but either way there are some things that can be […]

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