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50% of Airbnb landlords ignore Denver rules & taxes in booming $100M industry

BusinessDen

More than a year and a half after the City of Denver first tried to crack down on short-term rentals, the nascent industry — buoyed by thousands of hosts — has consistently stayed one step ahead of its regulators. A review of city records, combined with data provided by Denver-based analytics firm AirDNA, exposes systematic problems across the city’s efforts to control a market that now brings in more than $100 million a year.