Saturday, October 22, 2016

Cuomo signs anti consumer law

Gov. Cuomo declared war on Airbnb hosts Friday when he bowed to pressure from the hotel industry and signed one of the nation’s toughest laws regulating the home-sharing service — including steep fines just for advertising short-term rentals.

State law already bars apartment dwellers from renting their entire units for fewer than 30 days. 

The new law — which carries fines of $1,000 to $7,500 simply for posting an available rental for any term short of 30 days — sent shock waves through the industry.

Via NY Post:


Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

They want to drive the middle class and working poor out of New York.

Trooper York said...

They basically already have Evi. Every day in the pork store I run into the few neighborhood mooks that are left and we all talk about how many days we have left till retirement and we can move away. Out of New York.

In ten years New York will be all the rich and all the poor and nothing in between.

Trooper York said...

Of course this will just force everything underground. I wonder if this is even constitutional. Can they abrogate property rights that way? What if it is barter?

New York is just fucked up.

ampersand said...

They already took away property rights with rent control laws. Wasn't that supposed to be temporary for the duration of WWII? I think owners should be free to do whatever they want with their property, but not a tenant that rents.

What's a pork store? Is that a butcher or deli?

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Troop, they want to drive the poor out too, right out to the suburbs. They want Manhattan and Brooklyn to be the equivalent of Paris, surrounded by poor "no go" neighborhoods.

ndspinelli said...

The irony is, businesses like AirBnB, Uber, etc. are all the products of liberals businessmen. And it is liberal politicians fucking them. What goes around, comes around.