Since last year, French property owners are legally obliged to register their short-term rentals with tax authorities, displaying their registration number on listings, and cannot let them for more than 120 days a year in the biggest cities.

Paris city authorities have fined Airbnb 12.5 million euros for 1,000 properties identified by local officials displaying no registration number.

National hotel industry lobby groups have hailed this as a “strong signal” to Parisians that people with multiple properties who rent year-round to tourists are making the city too expensive for locals and affecting infrastructure and housing markets.

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