In June, we posted on our Public Policy blog that we were helping Nigel, a New York–based Airbnb host.

Nigel was fined by an administrative law judge for violating New York’s short-term rental laws. We believed that this was not the correct decision, so we joined in Nigel’s defense.

We are pleased to report that the New York City Environmental Control Board has reversed the earlier decision. This means that that Nigel has been cleared of all fines.

This is a clear victory for the sharing community in New York. We are proud of our hosts and guests in New York around the world, and we are excited for a future in which the sharing economy is here to stay.

For more details, see the post from David Hantman, our Global Head of Public Policy, on our Public Policy blog.