Follow the rules — European Union to Airbnb

EU regulators call on Airbnb By European Interest

The commissioner said the prices displayed to those using the Airbnb website fail to reflect the fees and charges later passed on to the consumer, including cleaning costs.

An important distinction that the European Commission would like Airbnb to make is between private and professional hosts, as the consumer protection rules differ for each. I expect Airbnb to come up with the right solutions as soon as possible, "EU Consumer Commissioner Vera Jourova said". Consumers must easily understand how much they are expected to pay for...

The EU executive has given the USA company until the end of August to propose changes in order to comply with EU legislation, adding that the company should clarify whether an accommodation is offered by an individual or a professional, provide greater details of the price, and alter its terms of service to make it fairer for consumers.

Consumer authorities and the European Commission today challenged short-term rentals marketplace Airbnb to comply with EU consumer law by August, or face legal action.

Leicester City agree £12m fee for Liverpool's Danny Ward
The Liverpool Echo says that the Reds are happy to offload ward, following the arrival of the Brazilian. Liverpool are in talks with Leicester over the £12million ($13.5m) transfer of goalkeeper Danny Ward .

It's also been told to sort out its terms and conditions and cancellation policies, as a bunch of globally-targeted impenetrable legalese is not now considered to cut it. Airbnb's been given until the end of August to spruce things up. The Directive also requires that terms are drafted in plain and intelligible language so that consumers are informed in a clear and understandable manner about their rights.

These include that the San Francisco-based company can no longer "decide unilaterally and without justification" which terms remain in effect after a contract is ended, or deprive consumers "from their basic legal rights to sue a host" if they suffer personal harm or other damages, the European Union authority said. If the regulators are still not happy with the outcome, then they "could decide to resort to enforcement measures", they said.

As reported by Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany's worldwide broadcaster, Airbnb have made a statement on the issue, saying they take this issue seriously and are committed to being as transparent as possible for our community. "Guests are made aware of all fees, including service charges and taxes, prior to confirming their decision to book a listing, and we will work together with the authorities to clarify the points raised".

This is not the first time this summer that Airbnb has had trouble with regulatory authorities.

Related News:

  • Chance The Rapper bought the news site Chicagoist

    Chance The Rapper bought the news site Chicagoist

    Earlier this week, Chance the Rapper revealed that he'd be releasing a new album before Saturday. Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel also received a shoutout.
    Trump slams European Union  over $5 billion fine on Google

    Trump slams European Union over $5 billion fine on Google

    They have denied European consumers the benefits of effective competition in the important mobile sphere. Despite the ongoing tensions, Mr Juncker insisted he was "upbeat and relaxed" ahead of his U.S. trip.
    Quickie Wedding! Faith Evans Marries

    Quickie Wedding! Faith Evans Marries

    Faith told them Stevie J went to her Tuesday and told her they needed to get married that day. We was all family and as the years progressed, we began to hang out more, talk more...
  • Manny Pacquiao Calls Out Floyd Mayweather For Rematch

    Manny Pacquiao Calls Out Floyd Mayweather For Rematch

    Lucas Matthysse had already lost the fight even before he stepped into the ring against Manny Pacquiao Sunday noon in Kuala Lumpur.
    Newcastle boss Benitez admits he had Spain offer

    Newcastle boss Benitez admits he had Spain offer

    Rafael Benitez admits he will have to "wheel and deal" this summer if he is to get the men he wants to rebuild Newcastle. Benitez's future is now in doubt as he waits for a significant breakthrough on the transfer front at St James' Park.
    Russian warship 'carrying £100 billion in gold' discovered off South Korea

    Russian warship 'carrying £100 billion in gold' discovered off South Korea

    Since its sinking, there have been numerous attempts to explore the remains of the ship and hunt for its purported treasure. They also identified the ship by comparing the various parts of it they found to historical blueprints.
  • New Doctor Who Photos Bring the Gang Together

    New Doctor Who Photos Bring the Gang Together

    Whittaker will be joined by an all-new cast of characters in the series, including Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill. The actor said she had been pleased with the reaction after it was announced she would be replacing Peter Capaldi .
    Sleepers to Watch at the 2018 Open Championship

    Sleepers to Watch at the 2018 Open Championship

    Tiger Woods , however, said that controlling a driver that can potentially roll for 80 yards or more can make that strategy risky. Pretty amusing that the booth said there was "zero chance of getting this near within a couple of feet of the flagstick".
    How The Trump-Putin Relationship Resonates With The President's Supporters

    How The Trump-Putin Relationship Resonates With The President's Supporters

    The siege resulted from the president appearing deferential to his Russian counterpart during their press conference in Helsinki. And some anchors ripped him, in the new style of strong criticism of Trump from those who are not commentators.
  • FBI Director Wray says Russian Federation  continues to sow discord in US

    FBI Director Wray says Russian Federation continues to sow discord in US

    The pervasiveness of it. "I think it's a professional investigation conducted by a man that I've known to be a straight shooter". Wray said July 18, 2018, that he stands behind the US intelligence agencies’ assessment that Moscow did intervene.
    It's a 'disgrace' Turkey won't release jailed pastor

    It's a 'disgrace' Turkey won't release jailed pastor

    Brunson and American officials have rejected all the claims. "I forgive those who lie and bear false witness against me". The continued imprisonment, and Turkey's purchase of a Russian air defense system, prompted the Republican-led U.S.
    Watch Blue Origin launch its New Shepard spacecraft live right here

    Watch Blue Origin launch its New Shepard spacecraft live right here

    Meanwhile, Blue Origin's crew capsule coasted into space and safely re-entered the atmosphere before deploying parachutes to land. There is speculation that Bezos himself, the world's richest person, will be among the first people to fly on New Shepard.


Most liked

J.J. Abrams' Overlord Gets a New Release Date
Smith ( The Revenant ), the cast includes Jovan Adepo , Wyatt Russell , Pilou Asbæk , John Magaro , and Mathilde Ollivier . However, Paramount Pictures sold The Cloverfield Paradox to Netflix.

Surprise! There’s a quadrillion tons of diamonds lying beneath your feet
The cratons-which can stretch as deep as 200 miles through the Earth's crust and mantle- are shaped like inverted mountains. The researchers saw that in some parts of the crust named cratons, the sound waves went faster than expected.

Com now measures latency, upload speed
Netflix says the tool generated more than half a billion speed tests so far, doubling in growth in the past seven months. This makes FAST .com a great alternative to Ooklas Speed test app considering there absolutely no ads here.

Lost clubs? Oh well, how about a pre-Open round with Tiger
You're just playing golf. "Dad's my coach as well so it's pretty nice for him to be on the bag, because he's helped me get here". Even when Woods was playing poorly due to injury, the galleries flocked and all the players took note of how he was going.

Larry Nassar sex abuse victims honored with Arthur Ashe Courage Award
Nassar is serving 40 to 175 years in MI for sexually abusing women and girls under the guise of performing medical treatment. Almost 200 of them gave often emotional testimonies during sentencing hearings earlier this year.

China says US blaming Xi for blocking trade deal is 'bogus'
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has warned of an equal response if the U.S. goes through with a second round. Kudlow said, however, that he could not provide further details.

Trump Vows 'Tremendous Retribution' in Lieu of Fair EU Auto Trade
The Commerce Department said earlier this week it aimed to complete the investigation "within a couple months". Trump said in a recent CBS interview, "I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade".

Donald Trump says Putin responsible for Russian meddling in 2016 election
Trump asserted Wednesday at the White House that no other American president has been as tough on Russian Federation . I think that (CIA Director) Gina (Haspel) is excellent.

Comcast ends bidding war with Disney for Fox, will focus on Sky
Those would be spun off into a new company, and Disney would acquire 21st Century Fox after the spinoff. Fox shareholders are set to vote on Disney's offer July 27.

Several buildings evacuated after explosion in Flatiron District
Environmental tests are now being conducted to determine whether asbestos or other contaminants are present. As for the subways, R and W trains are bypassing 23rd Street in both directions, MTA officials said.

Major League Baseball rumors: Manny Machado to Dodgers hits snag
A Platinum Glove Award victor and three-time All-Star at third base, Machado moved back to his original position this season.

Trump Doesn’t Get Why U.S. Has to Defend NATO Allies
In 2014, every member of the alliance agreed that by 2024 they would each spend 2 percent of their national wealth on defense . The clause, known as Article 5 , has only ever been invoked one time, by the U.S. after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Mayweather, Clooney among world's highest paid entertainers
Sean "Diddy" Combs and Beyonce, who topped the Celebrity 100 previous year , failed to make it back into the top 10 in 2018. Waters is right behind GN'R at #28 after earning $68 million, mostly from his Us and Them tour.

Britain's #EUReferendum was legitimate, says May's spokesman
The backlash has seen the prime minister face persistent rumours her MPs are planning to topple their leader. Several junior ministers and parliamentary secretaries also resigned over the deal.

Dad cleaning gun fatally shoots 6-year-old girl in the head
This incident is now under investigation, but police officers of IN , and it is not yet clear whether filed any charges. In 2013, the man from North Carolina was polishing his shotgun and accidentally shot своему10-year-old son in the head.