June 22, 2017

Gauging the Airbnb effect

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For one woman in her late 20s, apartment-hunting has become a grim, depressing and practically daily experience for the past month. And her predicament has been intensified because the home she used to live in – and loved – is now being listed on Airbnb.

“It was a friend who told me,” she says. “They had been looking for somewhere close to her for her sister’s family to stay for a few days, and came across a place that looked identical to the one I’d lived in until last summer.

“The landlord said he needed it for personal use so I had to leave and move back in with my parents, but I really want to get my own place now. I didn’t realise that the ‘personal use’ meant making a […]

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