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Airbnb deploys its latest weapon in crackdown on full-time landlords: e-mail and letters

Potential home buyers exit a home for sale in the Castro district of San Francisco, California. Airbnb has committed to working with governments to prevent home- sharing from eating into the housing supply in crowded cities.

San Francisco

AIRBNB will start pestering hosts in its hometown of San Francisco to register with the city and report on their rental activity each quarter, executives wrote in two letters to the city obtained by Bloomberg.

While a November ballot initiative to curb year-round...