The threat of Airbnb to local towns

The threat of Airbnb to local towns - More and more towns on the Côte d'Azur are at war with Airbnb in an attempt to save long-term rentals. Coastal communities are increasingly tightening regulations to limit furnished tourist accommodation. Among them, is Villefranche-sur-Mer which according to local reports has just taken a rather drastic decision. From July 1st, Villefranche-sur-Mer has announced a restriction on seasonal rentals. Mayor Christophe Trojani announced that the local council has voted unanimously so that only one accommodation per tax household can be rented as part of seasonal rentals. The decision validated by the metropolitan council in December will be applicable from July 1st, 2024. The objective of the mayor of Villefranche is clear: to halve the seasonal supply to "find 250 housing units, which allows Villefranche sur mer to welcome some 500 new residents to the town".

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