A major step forward in Paris and France [airbnb.com]
Earlier today, the President of France signed into law “Bill ALUR”—new national housing legislation. This new law is great news for the Airbnb community in France, and a great example for other jurisdictions around the world.
The law clarifies that wherever you live in France, you can rent out the home in which you live, without having to ask permission from your local city hall.
The vast majority of Airbnb hosts around the world—including 83 percent of Airbnb hosts in Paris—share their primary residence, so these rules are a positive development for everyone who cares about home-sharing and the benefits it brings to people and local communities.
Bill ALUR also includes rules for the short-term rental of properties that are not primary residences. In most parts of France, the rules will not change: the short-term rental of these properties will not be subject to new restrictions. In larger cities, the short term rental of non-primary residences will also be permitted, but some cities may impose some additional requirements.