Airbnb said on Monday it will cease allowing people to rent online rooms in its service.
The move comes after two years of litigation from landlords who have said that Airbnb is unfairly charging them rent, while also being a conduit for people to avoid the rental market.
“We believe it is a mischaracterization of Airbnb’s policy to say that the service is ‘a rental platform,'” Airbnb said in a blog post.
Airbnb also said it will now require customers to provide proof of a reservation, and the service will begin providing the information to landlords in the United States and Canada.
The decision comes amid an ongoing federal probe into Airbnb, which critics say is a conduit between people and the real estate industry.
Airbnb said it was investigating whether it was charging a fee to landlords for listing properties.