Since December 1, any tourist furnished rental company must be registered and its registration number appear on the online ad to verify that the owners do not exceed the legal limit term lease of 120 days a year. (Credits: DADO Ruvic) The City is asking rental platforms tourist furnished remove ads without a registration number, otherwise, it will launch legal action. Paris advanced some 1,000 listings on Airbnb, a hundred on each of the other affected platforms.
The City of Paris has set Monday remains before prosecution, five platforms offer online rental of tourist homes, remove ads without a registration number, now compulsory in the capital, said the mayor of Paris.
By registered letter, the city “gives notice Airbnb, HomeAway, Paris Attitude, Sojourning Windu and remove ads without a registration number,” he told AFP Ian Brossat PCF deputy housing the Socialist Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo.
“If they do not comply with the provisions of Article L.324-2-1 tourism code following our efforts, we will appeal to the competent courts, in this case, the High Court of Paris,” said -t it.
The City tip and some 1,000 listings on Airbnb, a hundred on each other.
Already more than 1 million euro fine
Since December 1, any tourist furnished rental company must be registered and its registration number appear on the online ad to verify that the owners do not exceed the legal limit term lease of 120 days a year. The platforms are held in turn disable any ad-free number, said Ian Brossat. Some 11,000 numbers have been issued in Paris, a fifth of the offer, according elected.
“As long as the platforms will not deactivate the ad-free number, many people continue not to ask,” added the elected that says “this is the least we respect the law.”
Almost 1 million fines total euro were imposed since the beginning of the year in Paris for tourism furnished rental companies on booking platforms do not respect the legal maximum of 120 nights per year. The average amount of 14,000 euros, for 68 units concerned.
City tax up
At the end of last week, Les French deputies decided to raise local tax applicable to leasing platforms in the supplementary budget bill for 2017. The amendment adopted plans to set the rate of this tax to stay in a range of 1 to 5% of the cost of tax-nights per person (minors are exempt).
Local tax for the category of tourist homes is currently 0.83 euro per person per night. The device provides that communities can choose their rate until October 1, 2018, the new rates, effective from 1 January 2019.