Regulating Airbnb in Germany – Status Quo and Future Trends

8 Journal of European Consumer and Market Law 39-41 (2019)

3 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2021

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Christoph Busch

University of Osnabrück - European Legal Studies Institute; Yale University - Yale Information Society Project

Date Written: February 1, 2019

Abstract

The rise of the sharing economy has sparked a controversial debate about the need to adapt the existing regulatory framework in order to reflect the changes in the market. Arguably, the two areas which have caused the most heated controversies are ridesharing and short-term rentals. Against this background, this short report explores the latest developments regarding short-term rental regulation in Germany. After a brief look at the impact of short-term rentals on the German housing market (I) it provides some examples of recent amendments to local housing laws (II) and latest case law regarding data-sharing between platforms and local authorities (III). The report concludes with an outlook on future regulatory trends (IV).

Keywords: Airbnb, sharing economy, short-term rentals, platform regulation, regulatory intermediaries

JEL Classification: K12, K20

Suggested Citation

Busch, Christoph, Regulating Airbnb in Germany – Status Quo and Future Trends (February 1, 2019). 8 Journal of European Consumer and Market Law 39-41 (2019), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3730641

Christoph Busch (Contact Author)

University of Osnabrück - European Legal Studies Institute ( email )

Suesterstrasse 28
Osnabrueck, 49069
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://busch.jura.uni-osnabrueck.de

Yale University - Yale Information Society Project ( email )

127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
United States

HOME PAGE: http://law.yale.edu/christoph-busch

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