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Boston City Council Passes Short-Term Rental Ordinance08:05
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The Boston City Council voted Wednesday to pass an ordinance imposing stricter regulations on short-term rentals through platforms such as Airbnb.

The new rules will require people who live in a residence and rent it out on a short-term basis to register with the city and pay varying annual fees. The council voted not to allow so-called "investor units" in which people using websites like Airbnb and HomeAway to rent out units they don't live in.

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Zeninjor Enwemeka, WBUR Bostonomix reporter. She tweets @zeninjor.

This segment aired on June 13, 2018.

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