Brazilian justice decides that buildings can prohibit rentals via Airbnb

The ruling goes back to a case that arose in 2019 when neighbors of a building in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre filed legal action against this type of rental under the argument that they were against the rules set out in the condominium convention.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian Justice decided Tuesday that residential condominiums can prohibit residents from renting their properties through digital platforms such as Airbnb, in a decision that could set jurisprudence for similar cases.

The ruling goes back to a case that arose in 2019 when neighbors of a building in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre filed legal action against this type of rental under the argument that they were against the rules set out in the condominium convention.

In an unprecedented trial, the Fourth Chamber of the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) established by 3 votes . . .

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