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Hide and Seek: The Game of Airbnb Host Compliance

November 4, 2017

City Country Active Listings % w/ Registration Uncollected $M
Chicago USA 4389 92% $0.50
New Orleans USA 4084 90% $0.50
Porto Portugal 4473 51% $2.00
Kihei USA 2927 50% $4.60
Sitges Spain 1148 50% $0.60
Lisbon Portugal 9677 46% $6.20
Barcelona Spain 9662 46% $7.40
Denver USA 2642 46% $3.60
Salou Spain 1305 45% $0.40
Roses Spain 1167 45% $0.40
Lloret de Mar Spain 1475 44% $0.50
Madeira Portugal 2560 43% $1.00
Pollença Spain 1578 41% $1.60
San Sebastián Spain 1272 40% $1.20
Alcúdia Spain 1250 37% $1.30
Seville Spain 3497 36% $2.10
Calp Spain 1483 35% $0.70
Lagos Portugal 1682 34% $1.00
Malaga Spain 3668 33% $2.10
Nerja Spain 1311 33% $0.80
Cascais Portugal 1293 32% $0.70
Lahaina USA 2172 30% $3.80
Honolulu USA 3631 29% $4.30
Portland USA 2816 28% $2.20
San Francisco USA 4156 27% $10.50
Chicago New Orleans Denver Barcelona
License Process Airbnb must submit license application on behalf of host Hosts apply in person or online through the city Hosts apply in person or online through the city Unclear at this time, considered a-legal
Enforcement Strategies Airbnb pays $10K/year plus $60/active listing to pay for ordinance enforcement City has allocated 7 staffers dedicated to managing permits and infractions Software that cross-references listings with licenses, neighbor complaints Fine both short-term rental platforms and hosts
Possible Fines $1500-$3000 per violation, revoke the license for serious violations Daily fines for every day a violation continues, lien against the property, disconnect electric service, revoke license Escalating fines: $150 for first violation, $500 for second violation, $999 for all subsequent violations Maximum 600K Euros
Host Fees 4.5% Hotel Accommodation Tax 4% Vacation Rental & Shared Housing Surcharge 4% Hotel Sales Tax $.50/rental nightHotel Occupancy Privilege Tax $1/rental nightCity Neighborhood Housing Improvement Fund 10.75% Lodgers Tax 4% Sales Tax Unclear at this time

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