Great moments in rent control

by Walter Olson on February 21, 2014

Some “affordable housing”/squatting enthusiasts in San Francisco are encouraging the stratagem of renting someone’s apartment for a night or two on AirBnB, declining to leave, and settling in for what might prove a prolonged process of eviction under the city’s highly pro-tenant landlord-tenant laws. [San Francisco Bay Guardian, with comments questioning whether even San Francisco's law would actually reward such a ploy, via @marketurbanism]

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1 Hugo S. Cunningham 02.21.14 at 11:26 am

I wonder if the squatters are receiving discreet subsidies and support from hotel keepers opposed to AirBnB’s competition. On the other hand, they might be leery of encouraging legal precedents that could come back to haunt them.

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