Following the rise of successful P2P accommodation providers like Airbnb there is growing international focus on whether they could be adversely affecting housing demand, residential lettings and hospitality businesses. This in turn has lead to greater regulation of P2P accommodation in a number of international locations including Barcelona and Paris.  Canada and Ireland are this week amongst jurisdictions considering further regulations with the UK Government having announced funding recently to investigate the issue. Planning restrictions, licensing. limiting to primary residences and amounts of space available as well as taxation are all amongst the armoury of controls being discussed.