HotelsCrackdown in short-term rentals sees fines for Hua Hin properties

Court ruling threatens Airbnb business in Thailand

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Hotels like the Centara Grand Hua Hin are to be protected from competition from short-term Airbnb rentals.
Hotels like the Centara Grand Hua Hin are to be protected from competition from short-term Airbnb rentals.
A court in Hua Hin has ruled against people who rent out their rooms via Airbnb on a daily and weekly basis.

The local authority is reported to have enforced the court’s decision in cases where condominiums were rented out for less than a month. They imposed fines on those who rented short-term.

Thaivisa said the ruling could be the beginning of the end for companies like Airbnb in Thailand who have consistently said that what they are offering in the kingdom is legal.

The court ruled that people renting out their rooms on a daily and weekly basis contravened regulations surrounding hotels. Rentals of 30 days and more would be legal.



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