Airbnb Scores Critical NYC Apartment-Sharing Victory

Law360, New York (September 30, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT) -- Online room-sharing website Airbnb notched an important victory before the New York City Environmental Control Board on Thursday when it held that short-term room rentals to tourists while a permanent occupant is present do not run afoul of New York City's housing code.

The ECB solidified the future of short-term subletting in Manhattan when it sided with Airbnb host Nigel Warren, finding  that as long as at least one co-tenant remains in a residential dwelling during a temporary rental to a vacationer, the tenant does not...
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