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Airbnb faces crackdown on illegal apartment rentals in Barcelona2 Jun 7:45am

Airbnb faces crackdown on illegal apartment rentals in Barcelona

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City council doubles team of holiday let inspectors as rising rents fuel row over tourism The next time you book a holiday apartment in Barcelona you may wake up to find an inspector standing at the end of the bed. Amid growing evidence that the massive upsurge in tourist apartments is driving rents up and residents out, the city has launched a crackdown on illegal, unlicensed apartments and Airbnb, the dominant platform, is in the eye of the storm, although not the only offender.
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