Paris City Hall clamps down on secondary residence holiday lets

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City authorities believe up to two-thirds of holiday lets flout law that law allows short-period apartment rental only if it is a primary residence.

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The Airbnb internet phenomenon is a boon for tourists, who find accommodation in popular destinations at a fraction of the cost of a hotel. But in some cities the explosion of holiday lets is beginning to cause serious concern. The authorities in Paris are so worried about the drain on residential property that they have enacted drastic measures to bring it under control, reports BBC News.