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    Swiss City Lucerne Votes to Restrict Rentals

    The Swiss city of Lucerne voted to limit short-term rentals to a maximum of 90 days a year. Just over 64 percent of voters in the city were in favor of the restriction, tabled by the Social Democrats. Backers of the initiative said it aimed to cap large-scale temporary rentals by commercial providers and to free up living space for residents of Lucerne, which is facing a significant housing crunch. Opponents had warned it risked harming tourism in the city, which is one of Switzerland's main tourist destinations. The local government had presented a counter proposal, which would have restricted the percentage of short-term rentals within non-touristy neighbourhoods, but it failed to get sufficient backing.

    France 24 (03/12/23)

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