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Fed-up Spanish cities are bursting Airbnb's bubble

May 27, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Complaints abound in Spain that greedy landlords are throwing out long-term tenants to cash in on the tourist flow

Banners reading "No tourist flats" hang from a balcony to protest against holiday rental apartments for tourists in Barcelona's neighborhood of Barceloneta on November 24, 2016.  Barcelona city hall said today it would fine home rental websites Airbnb and rival HomeAway 600,000 euros ($635,000) each for marketing lodgings that lacked permits to host tourists.  / AFP PHOTO / PAU BARRENA

Japan's new 'Airbnb law': a double-edged sword

May 20, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Short-term rentals will be legalized in Japan on June 15 under the new law, but there will also be fresh restrictions

This April 16, 2018 picture shows Japanese traditional tatami-mat room in short-term accommodation operated by Hyakusenrenma's rental house in Tokyo.  Rental platforms like Airbnb are hoping for a boost from a new law coming into force next month in Japan ahead of the 2020 Olympics, but experts warn it could actually hamper business in the short-term. / AFP PHOTO / Toshifumi KITAMURA / TO GO WITH AFP STORY JAPAN-TOURISM-LAW-AIRBNB-OLYMPICS,FOCUS BY MARIE HEUCLIN

Will he be removed this time? CDO mayor Moreno dismissed again

Jan 03, 2018 - 6:27 PM

Oscar Moreno is also charged before the anti-graft court over over irregularities in a space rental deal in Cagayan de Oro

SUSPENDED. Reelected Mayor Oscar Moreno calls on supporters to stay calm. Rappler file photo

5 ways to make a rented space feel like your own

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:34 PM

Turn your rental into a dream home with these designer-recommended tricks

ADORNMENTS. When it comes to decorating a rented space, accessories are your best friend. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Rental sales lift Megaworld's 2016 income

Apr 05, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The developer however does not provide its real estate sales figures for 2016 which is a big component of its consolidated revenues

RENTAL SPACE. Megaworld will add close to 1 million square meters of leasable space in its portfolio. Photos from Megaworld's website

NBI investigating new modus 'rent-tangay'

Feb 18, 2017 - 2:37 PM

The modus follows the networking model of giving incentives to members who can get another person to join in

NEW MODUS. DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II shows a photo of alleged modus mastermind Tychicus Nambio during a press conference on February 17, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Offshore gaming boosts growth of Metro Manila office rentals

Feb 09, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Offshore gaming companies take more than 80 000 square meters of the space available according to Colliers International Philippines

DRIVING RENTALS. In 2016, 35 offshore gaming licenses have been issued by the PAGCOR. Photo of Manila Bay from Wikipedia.org

Amid soaring demand, Megaworld sees P20-B rental income by 2020

Feb 01, 2017 - 4:55 PM

This means the urban township developer projects to more than double its P9 B rental income in 2015

RENTAL SPACE. Megaworld will add close to 1 million square meters of leasable space in its portfolio. Photos from Megaworld's website

Japan latest battleground in Airbnb home-sharing war

Jul 27, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Hoteliers are complaining some local residents are unhappy with the influx of foreign visitors and authorities are looking into the rentals

This photo taken on April 7, 2016 shows Airbnb host Takahiro displaying his guest room at his room in Tokyo.  Airbnb hosts in Japan are learning the hard way that the home-sharing site's fastest-growing market is also becoming the next flashpoint in a global battle over the sharing economy. Calls for change have reached the highest levels of government, which is mulling a revision to the rules, as Japan's tourist numbers hit fresh records and Tokyo scrambles to build enough accommodation to host the 2020 Olympics. / AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA / TO GO WITH AFP STORY JAPAN-US-ECONOMY-INTERNET-TOURISM-HOTELS-AIRBNB,FOCUS BY DANIEL LEUSSINK

EU warns against curbing companies such as Uber

Jun 03, 2016 - 10:55 AM

Absolute bans of an activity should only be a measure of last resort says the European Commission

epa05341739 EU Commissioner in charge of Internal Market, Industry, Elzbieta Bienkowska of Poland, gives a press conference on collaborative economy in Brussels Belgium, 02 June January 2016. EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

Real estate firm targets yuppies with 'high-quality' dorms

Apr 25, 2016 - 3:00 PM

PULS aims to revolutionize the property sector by raising the living standards of the young middle class without hurting their wallets

More landlords in UAE shun Filipino tenants

Jul 07, 2014 - 10:06 PM

Filipino tenants tend to have overcrowded units distract neighbors with constant parties at home and cook exotic food Either they re rejected or evicted

Breasts for rent — for breastfeeding

Aug 07, 2013 - 3:28 PM

A nurse rents her breasts for 100 euros a day for babies of gay men

AN UNUSUAL OFFER. Despite a health law against selling breast milk, an unnamed nurse rents her breasts to breastfeed babies of gay men

6 ways to earn from rental properties

Aug 03, 2013 - 7:00 AM

Buy and hold furnish your property with a single theme and take lots of beautiful photos

RENTING YOUR PROPERTY? Carl Dy, Ayala Land Sales Inc. sales director share the ways on how to earn from renting your property at the Money Summit and Wealth Expo in SMX Convention Center, Pasay City on July 13. Photo by Lynda C. Corpuz

More malls, movie receipts hike SM Prime 2011 income

Feb 18, 2012 - 9:26 AM

Sy led SM Prime Holdings raked in a 15 increase in consolidated net income last year on the back of increased rental revenues the addition of new malls and more movie ticket sales