Study on national regulatory approaches to short-term accommodation services

The objective of the study is to investigate two key issues emerging from national regulatory approaches:

  • the different types of rules and methods used by national laws to differentiate between ‘peers’, providing short-term accommodation services occasionally and in a private capacity, and professional services providers
  • registration schemes imposed on providers of short-term accommodation rental services used to provide permission access the market.

The study provides an overview of these different methods and registration schemes in Estonia and assesses their practical functioning and impact on service providers, national authorities and platforms.