If you’re an Airbnb host in New York, then you’ll be responsible for adhering to a number of laws and legalities. Many of them include rent regulation, taxes, zoning codes, contracts and business licensing which Airbnb must disclose to all of their hosts.
In addition, there’s also a state law which was developed in 2010 which prevents people from renting out a Class A multi-dwelling building for less than 30 days without the owner being in attendance.
On top of that, there’s a local law No.45 of 2012 in New York City which makes it illegal for people to convert a permanent dwelling into a property with multiple short-stay rooms. Some conversions will welcome heftier fines than others, but everything is covered by the law. Furthermore, there is a “declaration of emergency” included, mainly because of limited apartment space within the city.