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    Is AirBnB legal?

    Is AirBnB legal?


    Should hotels be lobbying as they don't have hotel licenses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2girls1cup View Post
    Is AirBnB legal?


    Should hotels be lobbying as they don't have hotel licenses?
    So you're a taxi driver that does a lot of hotel pick ups?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by davis121 View Post
    So you're a taxi driver that does a lot of hotel pick ups?!?

    Won't touch you I'll cut me-self.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davis121 View Post
    So you're a taxi driver that does a lot of hotel pick ups?!?

    Won't touch you I'll cut me-self.


    "While Uber – the company – does not breach the law by offering theapp-based service, drivers transporting passengers for a fare throughuberX do.19 This practice is prohibited in NSW under the terms of thePassenger Transport Act 1990, which requires taxi and hire carservices to be run through licensed operators. Transport for NSWmade this clear in an April 2014 statement:"
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    It discusses some of the regulatory grey areas throughwhich new business models, such as Uber and Airbnb, operate. Themain concerns identified in the report relate to consumer safety.


    https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/re...20in%20NSW.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by davis121 View Post
    So you're a taxi driver that does a lot of hotel pick ups?!?
    You sound really desperate to hold onto a bad point.

    Why else would you start off with such a terrible personal attack.

    The answer to his question is "It depends".

    You see 2G1C lives in the UK where BNBs and minicabbing is perfectly legal as long as you follow the very minimal regulations (such as paying tax and being properly insured). AirBNB operates like any other booking mechanism here, used them myself when I first moved to the UK. Other places where there are other taxes and regulations, the story may be different.
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    (such as paying tax and being properly insured). AirBNB operates like any other booking mechanism here, used them myself when I first moved to the UK. Other places where there are other taxes and regulations, the story may be different.

    Exactly - they don't?
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    Do you need additional insurance to house share ?? To rent your back bedroom ?? For students to have a communal house (well maybe that one should !!) ??

    So if not.. When does that change.. With a monthly rental ?? A weekly rental ?? A nightly rental ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    Do you need additional insurance to house share ?? To rent your back bedroom ?? For students to have a communal house (well maybe that one should !!) ??

    So if not.. When does that change.. With a monthly rental ?? A weekly rental ?? A nightly rental ??

    If the a legal reasonableness test by a court deems it to be a commercial business then yes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2girls1cup View Post
    If the a legal reasonableness test by a court deems it to be a commercial business then yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjwx View Post
    You sound really desperate to hold onto a bad point.
    I have seen 2girls dish it out quite a few times now so am sure he can take a bit of banter back

    Quote Originally Posted by mjwx View Post
    Why else would you start off with such a terrible personal attack.
    Now you are just being a drama queen!

    Quote Originally Posted by mjwx View Post
    The answer to his question is "It depends".

    You see 2G1C lives in the UK where BNBs and minicabbing is perfectly legal as long as you follow the very minimal regulations (such as paying tax and being properly insured). AirBNB operates like any other booking mechanism here, used them myself when I first moved to the UK. Other places where there are other taxes and regulations, the story may be different.
    Yes I am from London myself so I fully understand what he is saying

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjwx View Post

    You see 2G1C lives in the UK where BNBs and minicabbing is perfectly legal as long as you follow the very minimal regulations (such as paying tax and being properly insured). AirBNB operates like any other booking mechanism here, used them myself when I first moved to the UK. Other places where there are other taxes and regulations, the story may be different.

    Havnt lived in England for nearly 30 years?


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    So how does it work.....you are into yachts and I guess bikes....but love a little nanny state vibe as well....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post
    So how does it work.....you are into yachts and I guess bikes....but love a little nanny state vibe as well....?

    You think about stuff I suppose? Not really sure what baited response you're looking for?
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    Fair enough.

    Just trying to figure you out cos I still haven't got your 'only property owners should vote' thingy.

    So yeah u got my attention.Interested to hear more.

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    There was an interesting case in Dublin's temple bar which is tourist central. An apartment was rented out to Airbnb and had 90% occupancy. So the residents got a pain in their collective asses about constant stag and hen parties so complained on the basis of planning permission. The apartment was listed as residential but was been ran as a business and the residents won and I think rightly so.

    Airbnb is supposed to be a spare bed, hence the name coming from air mattresses being put out for occasional guests but not as a full time gig. Landlords have a social responsibility which is often forgotten about once the rent is coming in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontpanic View Post
    There was an interesting case in Dublin's temple bar which is tourist central. An apartment was rented out to Airbnb and had 90% occupancy. So the residents got a pain in their collective asses about constant stag and hen parties so complained on the basis of planning permission. The apartment was listed as residential but was been ran as a business and the residents won and I think rightly so.

    Airbnb is supposed to be a spare bed, hence the name coming from air mattresses being put out for occasional guests but not as a full time gig. Landlords have a social responsibility which is often forgotten about once the rent is coming in.
    Airbnb is banned in my apartment building

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    Airbnb is banned in my apartment building
    Didn't know things had progressed that much, interesting.
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    So if I offer you 20k usd for your boat for a weekend? ��
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