AirBnb v. New York: Who is Winning the War Over Short-Term Rentals?


Re-Broadcast on January 23, 2018

AirBnB is one of the original new-economy “disrupters” and has been wildly successful using a business model that pushes forward aggressively and asks questions later. Over the last few years, the City and State of New York have begun to push back against it and other short-term rental businesses that operate somewhere in the gulf between landlord-tenant and hotel laws. New York has begun taking a hard line on regulatory enforcement and has passed new legislation further restricting the use and advertisement of short-term rentals. Keeping up with these developments is essential for anyone representing residential (and sometimes commercial) property owners, practicing in housing court, or considering getting into the short-term rental business.

This course is co-sponsored by Wolters Kluwer.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Lawful versus unlawful short-term rentals
•   New York Multiple Dwelling Law restrictions and New York City administrative regulations
•   Short-term rentals and private leases or residential building rules
•   Advertising ban on unlawful short-term rentals
•   Defending property-use violations for short-term rentals

Date / Time: January 23, 2018

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Erin Lloyd, Esq. is a partner at Lloyd Patel LLP. After nearly five years advising judges in New York County supreme court and more than two years as a solo practitioner, Erin Lloyd is truly a general practitioner.

With an emphasis on litigation and dispute resolution, Erin’s practice focuses on labor and employment issues, commercial matters, and personal and property-based torts.
Erin also works with business and institutional clients, advising them on employment and compliance issues, drafting and negotiating commercial and employment contracts, and on other transactional matters.

Kyle C. Carraro, Esq. is an associate at Lloyd Patel LLP. Kyle works on every phase of the firm’s litigation practice and in handling client matters, including tort, contractual, employment, commercial and all other areas of the firm’s practice.

Before he joined Lloyd Patel LLP, Kyle represented tenants in Brooklyn Housing Court, where he received a Distinguished Service award from the New York State Courts for his work in assisting residents facing eviction. Kyle was also part of a legal team that represented an indefinitely-detained prisoner at Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan.

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Section I. Overview of the legal controversy surrounding short-term rentals in New York and the policy implications behind it

Section II. Discuss the differences between lawful and unlawful short-term rentals

Section III. Outline the regulatory and statutory limitations on short-term rentals within New York City specifically and New York State more generally

Section IV. Address the various mechanisms the authorities have at their disposal to enforce these limitations