Category: Home Sharing

Landlord’s Permission to List Unit on Airbnb Ruled Irrelevant (and Illegal)

Joelle Kraft lived in a rent-controlled one bedroom unit in Venice, California.  She had an agreement with her original landlord that permitted her to list the premises on Airbnb: This Agreement is in addition to the existing lease agreement between

Posted in Home Sharing, Litigation, Zoning

Zoning Restrictions Strictly Construed Against Town, Keeps Home Renter in Business

Score one for a happy homeowner in Hurley, NY. The Appellate Division of New York’s Supreme Court recently reversed the judgment of a lower court that had dismissed a Hurley homeowner’s petition seeking to overturn a Zoning Board of Appeals

Posted in Home Sharing, Litigation, Zoning

HomeAway Defeats Alleged Scrapers’ “Procedural Fencing”

In one of the first federal appellate court decisions involving a “Sharing Economy” company, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, back in 2013, issued what largely amounts to a civil procedure opinion in VRCompliance LLC v.

Posted in Civil Procedure, Home Sharing, Litigation, Terms of Use