About This Course
Airbnb is an online community marketplace that connects potential home renters with those seeking to lease their properties. It is a service that is adored by some, despised by others and in NYC has been a major source controversy. The NYS Attorney General maintains that nearly three-quarters of all Airbnb rentals in NYC are illegal and in violation of violate zoning and other laws. It has charged Airbnb to clean up its act. What’s at stake? Huge sums of money for Airbnb, millions of potential hotel tax dollars that the Attorney General says Airbnb is costing the State every year and substantial income to the individuals who offer short term apartment rentals. But is this all legal? Is Airbnb a revolutionary of the sharing economy breaking down greedy and lazy industries and empowering individuals? Or is it just a scam to avoid regulation and taxes?
Join Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman, LLC partner Matthew Brett who has litigated many of these issues as he breaks down the law and issues surrounding this fascinating and timely topic.