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This Italian City is Banning Airbnbs Effective Immediately🚨

A new ban has been announced in Florence, Italy, for all new short-term rental properties with immediate effect.

Published by
Caitlin Moore·9/21/2023
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Florence in Italy has just made some huge changes by banning short-term holiday rentals, with immediate effect, including Airbnb.

Fear not; you'll not struggle to find accommodation within the city as the ban only applies to new listings.

Short-term holiday rentals are properties being rented out for a period of 30 days or less. As Florence is one of Italy's most popular tourist destinations, the city center was becoming overrun with short-term rentals, leaving less and less affordable housing for locals.

As well as the ban on new rentals, the city will offer an incentive for homeowners to convert their properties back to long-term rentals by removing property taxes on second homes for up to 3 years.

What do you reckon, Pirates? Is this a good move that more cities should follow?