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    Navigating hosting requirements in New York City

    Check out our guide on new hosting requirements in New York City.
    By Airbnb on Sep 3, 2020
    3 min read
    Updated Sep 17, 2020

    Highlights

    • The City of New York requires hosts to consent to sharing their hosting and listing data with the City

    • If you don’t consent to sharing your data, you won’t be allowed to host short-term stays

    • If you host stays that are 30 nights or longer, you’ll be exempt from data-sharing requirements

    Over the course of the last five years, we’ve been committed to finding a way forward for responsible home sharing with the City of New York. As a host in New York City, you may have heard that the City recently amended a law that could affect how you host. This amendment requires that Airbnb and all other short-term rental platforms obtain your consent to share your hosting and listing data with the City. If you don’t want to share your hosting and listing data with the City, you can always switch to hosting stays that are 30 nights or longer.

    To help you navigate these changes and requirements, we’ve put together a guide that breaks them down and explains what they mean for you.

    New York data-sharing requirements
    The City of New York requires that home-sharing platforms like Airbnb share data about listings and you as a host. Before we do so, we’ll ask for your consent to share this information with the City. If you consent, we’ll provide information about your hosting and listing activity to the City. The amended law requires platforms to share data as of January 3, 2021 onwards.

    Here is a list of the information we’ll disclose to the City of New York:

    1. Host & Co-Host(s) information:
      1. Name
      2. Physical address (street name, street number, apartment or unit number, borough or county, and zip code)
      3. Phone number
      4. Email
      5. Profile ID number
      6. Profile URL
      7. Total amount the platform transmitted to the host
      8. the account name and consistently anonymized identifier for the account number for the account used by host to receive payments

    2. Listing(s) information:
      1. Physical address (street name, street number, apartment or unit number, borough or county, and zip code)
      2. Listing's name
      3. Listing's ID number
      4. URL of listing
      5. Type (ex: entire place, private room etc.)
      6. Total number of nights booked per listing

    Stays that are 30 nights or longer
    If you don’t consent to sharing your data with the City, you won’t be allowed to host short-term stays on Airbnb. That means you’ll only be able to host guests for stays that are 30 nights or longer.

    There are a number of benefits to hosting stays that are 30 nights or longer. In addition to being exempt from data-sharing requirements, it can help you boost your earning potential and reduce guest turnover. Hosting stays that are 30 nights or longer can also help you to reach new types of guests, like professionals working remotely.

    Details about exemptions
    Some listing types are exempt and won’t have their listing data shared with the City. Exempt listing types may include:

    • Class B listings, like licensed hotels, published on an exemption list managed by the City
    • Hosts who rent for 4 or fewer nights per quarter
    • Private rooms that have capacity for 2 or fewer guests
    • Shared rooms that have capacity for 2 or fewer guests

    Even though their data won’t be shared, hosts of exempt listings are still required to consent to data sharing in the event that their listing status or type changes.

    We know that navigating these regulations can be challenging. As always, we’ll continue to advocate for our host community and responsible home sharing in New York City. If you have more questions on hosting requirements in New York, be sure to check out our Help Center too.

    Highlights

    • The City of New York requires hosts to consent to sharing their hosting and listing data with the City

    • If you don’t consent to sharing your data, you won’t be allowed to host short-term stays

    • If you host stays that are 30 nights or longer, you’ll be exempt from data-sharing requirements

    Airbnb
    Sep 3, 2020
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