NYC council passes bill aimed at forcing home-sharing sites to disclose addresses and hosts for listings

By Courtney Gross  |  www.ny1.com |

It may be time for Airbnb to check out.

“This came out of us getting many, many complaints,” City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said.

The culmination of a months-long battle between the hotel industry and the multi-billion dollar website, the city council cracked down on home-sharing on Wednesday in what could be a big blow to Airbnb’s operation in the city.

The council voted unanimously to force sites like Airbnb to disclose addresses and hosts for each listing — information that is currently hidden. If the site does not comply, it could be subject to thousands upon thousands of dollars in fines.

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