A SPANISH court has cancelled a €30,000 fine imposed by Catalonia’s government on Airbnb.
The property sharing site – which allows owners to short-let their properties – had been sanctioned for advertising lodgings without a permit to host tourists, now required by law in the region.
The Barcelona court justified its decision on the grounds that there is a legal vacuum regarding the regulation of the ‘sharing economy’ in Spain.
It is the first time a Spanish court has overturned a fine against Airbnb.
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