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This Italian city is banning Airbnbs with immediate effect 🚨

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

Published by
Caitlin Moore·09/06/2023

Florence in Italy has just made some huge changes by banning short-term holiday rentals, with immediate effect, including Airbnbs.

Fear not, you'll not struggle to find accomodation 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-centre 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 home owners 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?

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