Do As I Say, Not As I Skew

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Ah.

Dhod writes:

I don’t think he understands what he’s saying.

32 thoughts on “Do As I Say, Not As I Skew

  1. Murtles

    Did he Trumpathise that sentence? Needs = Needn’t?
    Perhaps Harby, not using a service might be more effective than getting rid of it altogether. A clean sweep of all Air BnB’s is no answer.

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  2. Andrew

    It must be an awful realisation for Harbs. A modern shiny web based company with apps and everything can actually have a detrimental social consequence?
    For someone in the business of selling this type of gig economy, startup, popup, meaningless ,useless, neo liberal,parasitical twaddle it’s a road to Damascus moment

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      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        That made me snigger. I wouldn’t be averse to greeting my friends in a cheery manner like that.

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  3. Jeffrey

    Twitter not great to convey ideas but Im with him. AirBNB concept is great – as long as people dont take the *iss and start renting all year – depriving students and families affordable housing in large cities. Allow them only 3 months of the year – or less.

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  4. LeopoldGloom

    Done correctly, it’s a brilliant facility. A limit of a few weeks per property would go a long way (for a whole property).

    No problem with it, if it’s a room where the owner/occupier is actually living there though.

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  5. Dr.Fart MD

    they need to stop the ones that are just let out on air bnb constantly and no one living there. air bnb was intended as a thing where you could let people stay in ur house when ur away or whatever. just put in laws to keep it like that. they shouldve done it ages ago.

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      1. Janet, I ate my avatar

        Can you imagine the prep involved for your Mother in law to stay without you there, no holiday could cancel that fatigue

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  6. Ollie Cromwell

    Welcome to capitalism.
    If I want to rent out one of my homes to whomsoever I wish and for however long I want then it should be none of the government’s business.
    And spare me the crocodile tears for hotel chains who ramp up prices at every available opportunity then whinge like a kid with a smacked behind when they’re undercut.

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    1. ReproButina

      In Ireland, as long as you charge less than €1K per month it is your business. Exceed that and you owe tax and it becomes the government’s business.

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  7. Christopher

    I rent out my apartment on Airbnb when I go away for weekends but I also think it needs to be regulated heavily- it’s not be that is skewing the housing market its the landlords who put them on for 365 days a year and make a killing (also unscrupulous renters who rent out their second bedroom to pay the rent on the entire apartment). I am all for regulation- limit it to 25 days a year max and the problem is solved (but then airbnb dont get all those service fees so fat chance of FG doing anything).

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  8. Lilly

    Why would anyone who’s not broke sell their house in Ranelagh to schlep about in AirBnBs with poly-cotton sheets? The mind boggles.

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    1. Martco

      no idea

      I just got hold of some 1000 thread count hotel jobs & I can tell you for a fact once you’ve tried them you won’t be sleeping on any poly-cotton or vegan linen crap sheets ever again as long as you’re alive

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        1. D

          not if you have millions like lovindublin, you can write off everything as an expense until the end comes. lovindublin would in fairness be the first to go, so maybe it’s all very astute.

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          1. Lilly

            But, but… you still need a place to live. Is that not the point of trying to succeed in business, that you can have some material comforts. Why put yourself through the hardship of living out of a suitcase for any period of time?

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