The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01722

Submission Number:
01722
Commenter:
Esther Cohen-Eskin
State:
Pennsylvania
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
21 years ago we started renting apt/ houses in Ocean City, Nj. We always said that one day we'd buy a house. Affording a second mortgage was going to be tight. We've used airbnb all over the world and have never been let down! We bought our house and the first month we were able to cover our mortgage and utilities. We are so grateful for their security, their honesty and their availability. I also appreciate the fact that they remind both the renter and rentee of the upcoming reservations. As well as the peace of mind I have knowing that in case of any insurance issues they are covered. Without airbnb I'm not sure how I would be as confidant as I am about my renting situation.