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Miami Beach recibe el Premio BAN por penas insanas y cargos criminales por compartir casa

 

The City of Miami Beach, Florida receives the November 2018 BAN Award for passing some of the harshest penalties and regulations on home-sharing in the country, threatening fines starting at $1,000 on the first offense and criminal charges as a third strike.

The law also forces online platforms to collect significant business and tax information on every home or apartment who wish to offer short-term rentals to tourists.
“Miami Beach’s draconian laws on home-sharing are nothing more than a protection racket for the hotel industry,” said Consumer Choice Center deputy director Yaël Ossowski.

“By passing the harshest penalties and regulations in the country – even up to criminal charges on the third offense – Miami Beach has teamed up with the hotel lobby to protect profits at the expense of hundreds of thousands of tourists and consumers who would otherwise use home-sharing to enjoy the beaches of southern Florida,” said Ossowski.

“There is an argument to be made about the responsible use of platforms such as Airbnb, HomeAway, and Home Exchange by homeowners, but the severity of these penalties far exceeds any perceived harm found in these communities.

“If Miami Beach keeps these rules, they are effectively banning innovation in tourism and housing and forcing consumers to only use hotels, as the costs, fees, and regulations for maintaining a home share are far too high to make sense for the average homeowner,” said Ossowski.

Sobre el Premio BAN:

Cada mes, el Consumer Choice Center otorga a una institución, persona u organización el Bureau of Nannyism o el Premio BAN corto. Los Premios BAN reconocen el trabajo de una persona u organización que haya realizado contribuciones importantes para defender los límites en la elección del consumidor. Este premio sirve para reconocer habilidades extraordinarias en el desprecio de los consumidores y la política pública basada en evidencia. El premio fue creado por el Consumer Choice Center para llamar la atención sobre el importante papel que juegan los políticos, los grupos de presión y los defensores al limitar las opciones de los consumidores e ignorarlos en el proceso de formulación de políticas.

Selection criteria: The Bureau of Nannyism (BAN) is a group of consumer choice advocates that discuss nominations on a monthly base and award the nominee with the most innovative or most blunt actions against consumer choice with the BAN award.

El CCC representa a los consumidores en más de 100 países de todo el mundo. Supervisamos de cerca las tendencias regulatorias en Ottawa, Washington, Bruselas, Ginebra y otros puntos críticos de regulación e informamos y activamos a los consumidores para que luchen por #ConsumerChoice. Obtenga más información en ConsumerChoicecenter.org.

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