Renting out property in France via sites like Airbnb

I have heard that more checks are to be carried out on people renting out property via sites like Airbnb. Can you explain?  H.S.

Yes, this is correct, meaning anyone using Airbnb, Abritel or similar internet services for renting out furnished property to holidaymakers or other visitors should double check they are following the rules correctly as a new legal change has made it easier for council officials to check up on the situation.

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