Airbnb wars

The fight over restrictions on short-term rentals was the most expensive local referendum in New Jersey's history.
Airbnb is suing the city, claiming that legislation passed earlier this month aimed at cracking down on home-sharing companies is in violation of the U.S. Constitution.
'This law provides the City with the critical data it needs to preserve our housing stock, keep visitors safe, and ensure residents feel secure in their homes and neighborhoods.'
In his lawsuit, Stanley Karol claims he is disabled, and uses Airbnb to rent out the two-family home in Sunset Park in order to pay the mortgage, taxes, and utility bills for the home.
"We know the laws very well, you'll not be able to evict us ever."
55% of Airbnb's users are renting out their entire apartments while they're gone, rather than a single room when they're present, which for most residents is a violation of state law.
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