NY Court May Bar Woman From Renting Out Rooms Via Airbnb

By Igor Kossov (December 22, 2014, 2:08 PM EST) -- A New York court on Friday granted an order to show cause for a preliminary injunction to a property owner suing a resident for renting out her rent-controlled apartment near Central Park to short-term dwellers, allegedly in violation of the Rent Control Law, the Multiple Dwelling Law and several New York housing codes.

Noelle Penraat, who lives in a luxury duplex on Central Park West, used Airbnb to seek out and accommodate 135 short-term guests in three of her four rooms over the past year and a half, according to court documents. The visitors stayed between three and 21 days and...

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