Copenhagen considering rental ceiling for Airbnb

City mayor enamoured of Dutch example

Airbnb and the city of Copenhagen are in discussions concerning a possible agreement on a ceiling for the number of days a property can be rented via the service.

“We have initiated a dialogue in relation to an agreement,” Copenhagen’s deputy mayor regarding health issues, Ninna Thomsen told DR Nyheder.

The meetings came after Copenhagen mayor Frank Jensen floated the idea of ​​introducing a ceiling for the number of days a place can be rented via Airbnb.

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Jensen mentioned the example of Amsterdam, which has imposed a ceiling of 60 days per year on the number of days that a home be rented through the portal.

Jensen did not mention a figure concerning the possible number of days a property could be rented.

Thomsen said that the meeting with Airbnb was positive. Airbnb said that it would like to receive direction from the Danish government before making a deal with Copenhagen.