CJEU upheld French law that regulates short rentals such as provided by Airbnb

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has validated the French law intended to regulate the rental of apartments for short periods of time, in a case between the city of Paris and two owners using the Airbnb platform. This decision was eagerly awaited because many European cities, including Paris, are facing housing shortages, and have tried to legislate the fight against the phenomenon of tourist rentals on Airbnb. The CJEU has decided that national regulation subjecting users to have public authorisation to rent their properties through the platform is in conformity with EU law.