Airbnb hosts in Paris likely to be renting their primary residence for more than four months, or letting a home that is not their primary residence, will be sent letters from April warning them to follow the city’s homesharing rules.

A recent Guardian investigation into Airbnb found that over 40% of Paris’s whole-home listings were either rented out for longer than 120 days a year or rented by a host with more than one listing, both of which require a change of use permit for a commercial property. Breaking the rules can result in a fine of up to €25,000.

The new measures from Airbnb will be trialled for four months, after which City Hall will evaluate the impact.

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