Look, you can even use this handy app to effortlessly manage your vacation rental!
I mean, I get it. AirBnB is a really neat service. The problem I have with it is that it emboldens landlords to act like assholes in the interest of making more money on their properties, all at the expense of real city residents’ living situations. This isn’t about some mere pastry-rating app; this is people’s homes.
While that may or may not be an outstanding problem yet, if allowed to continue to grow unchecked and unregulated it will only embolden more and more landlords to act like assholes, and before long you’ll have a city full of $450 per night vacation spots and not much else.
So why not regulate it before it comes to that?