Airbnb affected by de facto ban on short-term rentals in German capital

Airbnb and other short-term letting agencies face a bleak future in the German capital after Berlin’s administrative court upheld a de facto ban on short-term rentals, in place since 1 May. Under the ban, individuals renting out more than 50% of their apartment on a short-term basis without a permit from the city risk a fine of €100,000.