Median one-bedroom apartment rents in Medford, Quincy, Waltham, Lowell, Framingham, Fall River, and Worcester are up by double-digit percentages for July compared with the same month in 2017, according to a new analysis.
The last regulatory attempt, at the start of 2018, collapsed. Also, whether regulating Airbnb will do anything to bring down Boston’s notoriously high housing costs remains debatable. Just look at Cambridge.
The proposal from Mayor Marty Walsh would restrict short-term rentals to 90 nights annually for owners who rent an entire apartment, condo, or house. The city would also impose an annual fee for executing such rentals.