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Profiteers make a killing on Airbnb – and erode communities | John Harris

The short-let platform is pushing up rents and compromising people’s privacy and security. Regulation is long overdue

The woman I spoke to last week lives with her husband in Edinburgh, “in the suburbs, but close enough to touristy things and wedding venues”. Their flat is one of nine in a “big subdivided house”, with a communal garden. “I moved here in the expectation that I’d live with eight other families I would know,” she told me. “But suddenly, I didn’t. I was sharing it with a hotel.”

Related: Mass tourism is at a tipping point – but we’re all part of the problem | Martin Kettle

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