Good practices and collaborative economy

France: conformity of local regulations concerning short-term tourist rentals with European law

About: CJEU decision, aff. C-724/18 and C-727/18, sept. 22, 2020. Renting accommodation in which one does not live on Air BnB is considered a commercial activity under French law. The exercise of a commercial activity in premises presupposes that the premises have a commercial purpose, within the meaning of town planning law. These premises are […]

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Short-term furnished rental: the importance of local French regulation.

In the area of short-term furnished rental, in particular passing by Air BNB, France has adopted a complete regulation. The rules focus on owners who offer short-term rental of dwellings they do not occupy, i.e. secondary residences. It is then necessary, before any announcement online, to make an administrative pre-rental declaration, and to address it […]

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France: First sanction of a short-term accommodation platform in application of the Digital Republic Law… and first extensions.

Judgment: Tribunal d’instance, 6ème arrondissement de Paris, 06 feb. 2018, n°RG11-17-000190. Context: The Digital Republic law (Law n°2016-1321, 6 October 2016) has created rules concerning platforms. Some of these rules are general, such as the obligation to provide loyal information to users (Consumption Code, art. L. 111-7), and others are more specific, such as the […]