The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00439

Submission Number:
00439
Commenter:
Connie Moreno
State:
Virginia
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Dear FTC, At the request of AirBnB I am writing to let you know our story. I have a love/hate relationship with AirBnB because we are an actual, legal, taxpaying, insured and inspected business. As you know this isn't necessary to have a listing on their site. I feel, as a legitimate business, we are unable to compete with the prices of those who just list a room or apt. and do not have the above listed business responsbilities. I am not against a sharing society, I would just like to see that the competition field be level, by requiring that tax paying, and adequate insurance be necessary. A health department inspection wouldn't be a bad idea either. Thank you, Connie Moreno