New York City will delay enforcing a municipal law that could limit the number of people who can host rentals in the city, a court filing showed. The move comes after Airbnb filed a lawsuit against the city over the law, which it called a "de facto ban" against short-term rentals. The law is set to go into effect on July 1. Under it, hosts must be permanent occupants of the units being rented and must register with the Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement before posting rentals. The office will not issue fines against hosts or booking services until Sept. 5, according to the court filing. "We hope the city will use the extra time to collaborate with us on a sensible alternative solution that will benefit Hosts, tourism, and the local economy," said Airbnb's attorney, Karen Dunn, a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
Reuters (06/12/23) Doyinsola Oladipo