A search on short-term rental platforms for stays in New York City after the Sept. 5 deadline mandating that local hosts be registered will still turn up numerous options that seemingly flout new rules. Authorities have reportedly told Booking.com in phone conversations that the city’s Office of Special Enforcement (OSE) won’t clamp down in the early days on platforms that are working with the city to get into compliance. At the same time, the city's Public Advocate’s Office has informed some hosts that the OSE will not be issuing fines against unregistered hosts in the early days of the new rules unless the violations are “egregious,” such as hosting large groups of people. As of Aug. 28, the OSE had only reviewed about one-fourth of the 3,250 host applications it had received and approved only 257.
Skift (09/02/23) Dennis Schaal
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