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AIRBNB – WHO IS LIABLE?

Back in 2007, two youngsters were broke and looking to raise money to make their rent in San Francisco. They decided to rent out air mattresses in their apartment to attendees of a conference because all the hotels were booked. They called their service “Air Bed and Breakfast.” In a few years, this small experiment would […]

AIRBNB AND SHORT-TERM LETTING IN CAPE TOWN – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Property owners beware: you cannot assume that you automatically have the right to rent your property on a short-term basis on online platforms such as the popular Airbnb. Remember that The City of Cape Town regulates all land use within its jurisdiction. This regulation is structured in the Municipal Planning By-Law (MPBL) of 2015, together […]