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Should Airbnb be banned in tourist towns?


DEBATE - The development of short-term rentals, of the Airbnb type, is popular with holidaymakers and rental companies. But year-round residents in the busiest cities cringe.

The sling against Airbnb is gaining momentum.

Last Saturday, representatives of various associations did not hesitate to meet in front of the company's French headquarters, Place de l'Opéra, to denounce the excesses linked to the success of the digital platform in terms of short-term rentals. duration.

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Franck Rolland, a citizen of Saint Malo, was one of the organizers of the operation.

Two years ago, he founded the collective “Saint-Malo, I live there… I stay there!”

with Véronique Deschamps, an artisan hairdresser who spent happy days in the corsair city until an apartment located in the beautiful 17th century building she occupies was transformed into furnished tourist accommodation.

Suffering from the comings and goings of vacationers, the incessant noise of wheeled suitcases and other nuisances, she decided to take legal action.

In July, it succeeded in stopping the activity of its co-owner-lessor on the grounds that it was of a commercial nature, not in accordance with the co-ownership regulations.

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Source: lefigaro

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