Buffalo, Amherst Weigh New Rules, Registries for Airbnb Hosts

Oct. 8, 2018

Rupinder Jatana is an Airbnb superhost. She and her husband rent out the third floor of their Parkside neighborhood home on a short-term basis. 

Airbnb hosts in Buffalo and Amherst soon may have to follow new rules if they want to open up their homes to visitors.

The city and the region’s largest suburb for the past few months have discussed whether and how to regulate Airbnb, an online platform that lets people rent out their homes and apartments to travelers on a short-term basis.

Buffalo and Amherst officials say they’re not trying to get rid of Airbnb but, instead, want to impose some structure to the service. The leaders are working together because they want a consistent set of rules for the city and town.
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