Singapore seeks feedback on proposal to allow Airbnb-style rentals

Published: April 16, 2018
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A woman talks on the phone at the Airbnb office headquarters in the SOMA district of San Francisco, California, US, August 2, 2016. 
PHOTO: REUTERS

A woman talks on the phone at the Airbnb office headquarters in the SOMA district of San Francisco, California, US, August 2, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE: Singapore began seeking public feedback on proposals to allow short-term rentals of private homes such as those on Airbnb.

Two Singapore Airbnb hosts plead guilty to unauthorized short-term rentals

The government is seeking feedback on issues such as what homes should qualify and the responsibilities of short-term accommodation platforms, the Urban Redevelopment Authority said on Monday.

The proposed rules require that a significant majority of owners in a condominium agree to the presence of short-term rentals in their development. The agency also proposed an annual rental cap of 90 days that a property can be used for short-term rentals.

Paris threatens Airbnb with court case

Earlier this month, a Singapore court fined two Airbnb hosts a total of S$60,000 ($45,800) each for unauthorized short-term letting.

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