April 16, 2018 / 2:53 AM / 8 days ago

Singapore seeks feedback on proposal to allow Airbnb-style rentals

SINGAPORE, April 16 (Reuters) - Singapore began seeking public feedback on proposals to allow short-term rentals of private homes such as those on Airbnb.

The government is seeking feedback on issues such as what homes should qualify and the responsibilities of short-term accommodation platforms, the Urban Redevelopment Authority said on Monday.

The proposed rules require that a significant majority of owners in a condominium agree to the presence of short-term rentals in their development. The agency also proposed an annual rental cap of 90 days that a property can be used for short-term rentals.

Earlier this month, a Singapore court fined two Airbnb hosts a total of S$60,000 ($45,800) each for unauthorised short-term letting. (Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan; Editing by Stephen Coates)

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