Prague seeks to rein in Airbnb to avoid ghost city scenario
Prague is widening its campaign to put the brakes on Airbnb and other holiday rental websites, which they say are locking locals out of the housing market and changing the face of neighborhoods.
The Czech capital this week approved a plan that calls for legislative changes allowing local authorities to restrict short leases, improve tax collection and force the platforms to share more details about its users, including the number of guests during a stay. The city is cooperating with the national government and will try to push the changes through parliament this year.
“We just have to be able to counter the adverse effects of the boom of short-time rentals through digital platforms for citizens whether it is the touristification of neighborhoods, rising rents or lack of housing,” said Hana Kordova Marvanova, who prepared the proposal. “Unfortunately, the current legislation does not give us means to address the issue.”
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Posted: 16 Feb 2020 16:50:43