Secondary residence rentals
If you wish to rent out a secondary residence on a short-term basis, you are generally entitled to apply for a permit, when you don’t plan to rent out for more than 90 days per year. As a Host you receive a registration number, which is attached to your permit. Every host is only permitted to rent out one secondary residence or one primary residence in Berlin on a short-term basis.
Display of registration number
In your Airbnb listing – as long as you are offering accommodation – you will need to provide a registration number. You can get this registration number from your local district office, where you must register your rental activity before renting for the first time. You must then enter your registration number in the appropriate field in your Airbnb listing. As of 1st August 2018, Hosts are required to display the registration number on any advertisement or listing that falls in the scope of this law. You can find that field by following these instructions: Go to “Listings” and select the listing for which you wish to add the registration number, go to “policies and rules” and scroll down until you see the section “laws and regulations”, next to “regulations” click on “edit”, and finally next to “Add a permit number” click on “add”.