Airbnb rentals: compulsory registration arrives in 13 towns in the Pays de Retz to “better regulate the market”

Airbnb rentals: compulsory registration arrives in 13 towns in the Pays de Retz to “better regulate the market”
Airbnb rentals: compulsory registration arrives in 13 towns in the Pays de Retz to “better regulate the market”

“It’s time for us to take back control“. Jean-Michel Brard, the mayor of Pornic and president of the agglomeration sets the tone. The prefectural decree which requires the registration of all furnished tourist rentals In thirteen towns of the Pays de Retz had been requested by coastal elected officials for several years.

Because short-term rentals swarm on the coast as in all tourist areas. Excessively practiced, they can damage the rental market long duration. “We are in a region of full employment, factories and businesses need workers, but what can we do if staff cannot find accommodation?” The equation is simple: regain a little leeway.

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The sanction: the ad deleted

Owners who rent furnished accommodation to tourists will therefore have to register at the town hall. Airbnb wants to show its goodwill and announces that within three months, “hosts” who do not comply with this new rule will be removed from the platform. Their ads removed. As is already the case in 300 other cities in France because the law has been gradually imposed since 2021.

of the municipalities concerned up to 15 km from the coast

This measure will apply in the municipalities of Chaumes-en-Retz, Chauvé, La Bernerie-en-Retz, La Plaine-sur-Mer, Pornic, Port-Saint-Père, Préfailles, Rouans, Saint-Hilaire-de-Chaléons , Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef, Sainte-Pazanne, Villeneuve-en-Retz, View.

Owners need to collect a number from the town hall and then display it on the platform next to the ad. For those posting a brand new ad, the rule is already in effect.

This black and white record of short-term tourist rentals “will first allow us to draw up an inventory, and then we will decide on the rules to establish according to the zones” explains Jean-Michel Brard. It will therefore be a question of limit the number of rentals per person for example but also ensure compliance with the 120 nights per year maximum and per accommodation, and fight against speculation real estate.

There is no question of waging war on this type of housing, however, reassures elected officials. Because there are also positive impact.*** “Last year, more than 187 million euros in tourist tax were remitted to French municipalities”* welcomes Clément Eulry, France Director of Airbnb.

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