PARIS: Paris is taking home-sharing giant Airbnb to court for failing to remove ads from people who have not properly declared their properties, city authorities said Thursday.
The French capital is also suing the smaller German website Wimdu for the same reason, with the court hearing in Paris set for June 12, Ian Brossat, deputy mayor for housing, told AFP. “The noose is tightening,” he said. Airbnb said the decision was “disappointing”. “The regulation of furnished tourist rentals in Paris is complex, confusing and more suited to professionals than individuals,” it shot back in a statement.
It said it was willing to work with city authorities on developing “simple, clear rules appropriate for everyone”. (AFP)