The online home-sharing companies Airbnb and HomeAway reached a settlement with San Francisco Monday, ending their legal challenge to the city's short term rental rules. Under the settlement, which City Attorney Dennis Herrera called "game-changing," hosts seeking to list a unit on the sites need to register with the city, and the companies must remove any listings by hosts lacking a valid registration. We discuss how the deal may affect hosts, renters and the region's housing shortage.
San Francisco Reaches Settlement with Airbnb on Short-Term Rental Rules
Dennis Herrera, city attorney, City and County of San Francisco
Leigh Gallagher, assistant managing editor, Fortune; author, "The Airbnb Story: How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions . . . and Created Plenty of Controversy"