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Vera Demary IW-Report No. 3 14. January 2019 Homesharing in the German federal state of North Rhine - Westphalia

A professional, continuous short term letting of accommodation via home sharing platforms like Airbnb can lead to a reduction of housing space and therefore intensify housing shortages.

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Homesharing in the German federal state of North Rhine - Westphalia
Vera Demary IW-Report No. 3 14. January 2019

Homesharing in the German federal state of North Rhine - Westphalia

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A professional, continuous short term letting of accommodation via home sharing platforms like Airbnb can lead to a reduction of housing space and therefore intensify housing shortages.

Regulation like the ban of an exclusive use of apartments or houses for short - term accommodation (so - called ban on misuse or Zweckentfremdungsverbot) are supposed to prevent or to mitigate such developments. In the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia however, no empirical evidence for such reductions of housing space due to home sharing via Airbnb can be found.

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Homesharing in the German federal state of North Rhine - Westphalia
Vera Demary IW-Report No. 3 14. January 2019

Vera Demary: Homesharing in Nordrhein-Westfalen – Stellungnahme zur Anhörung

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