Paris has the largest number of Airbnb listings than any other city in the world.
41,476 listings, and 85% of them entire homes, while in almost the same period that Airbnb has been active in Paris, it has been estimated that about 20,000 apartments have disappeared from the traditional rental market.
The "Bill ALUR", a national housing law, signed by the President of France in March 2014, allows for the rental of a property owner's "primary residence" without asking permission from local city agencies.
In Paris, this means it is legal to rent out your primary residence only if the owner lives there for more than four months out of the year.
For residential properties where the property owner does not permanently live, it is illegal to rent out the property for less than a year at a time unless it is registered as a commercial property with the city.
City officials, estimate that around half of properties advertised on Airbnb are not primary residences and that only a tiny fraction of owners bother to register them as commercial properties.
Those caught renting out unlicensed secondary apartments, or renting out their primary residences for more than four months, face fines of up to 25,000 euros, or uner the "rule of compensation", be required to acquire a commercial property and turn it into a residential one.
Inside Airbnb provides data compiled from the Airbnb web-site for listings available for Paris.
A conservative occupancy model has been built in order to estimate Occupancy Rates, Income per Month and Nights per Year. More information on the methodolgy of the occupancy model can be found in the disclaimers.
Inside Airbnb: Paris uses the following parameters:
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How is Airbnb really being used in and affecting your neighbourhoods?
Airbnb guests may leave a review after their stay, and these can be used as an indicator of airbnb activity (although not all guests leave a review, so the actual booking activity would be much higher).
The minimum stay, price and number of reviews have been used to estimate a minimum income per month for each listing.
How does the income from running a defacto hotel (an Airbnb room or apartment) compare to a long-term lease?
And more importantly, what is renting to a tourist rather than a resident doing to our neighbourhoods?
An Airbnb host can setup a calendar for their listing so that it is only available for a few days or weeks a year.
Other listings are available all year round (except for when it is already booked).
Entire homes or apartments highly available year-round for tourists, probably don't have the owner present, could be illegal, and more importantly, are displacing residents.
See the disclaimers for how the Airbnb calendar may not be accurate.
Some Airbnb hosts have multiple listings.
A host may list separate rooms in the same apartment, or multiple apartments or homes available in their entirity.
Hosts with multiple listings are more likely to be running a business and could be doing so without a license or paying taxes.
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$### est. income/month
X night minimum
x.x est. nights/year
##.#% est. occupancy rate
xxx days/year (##.#%)
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