Residents in Montgomery Face New Strict Laws on Vacation Rentals

In Maryland, city officials of Montgomery County all voted to pass new regulations for vacation rentals back on October 10th. The regulations are designed to prevent business owners from operating a “hotel-like business” within the residential districts while respecting homeowners who do list their property on short-term rental websites. According to the ordinance, only primary residents can rent out their home on services like VRBO, which effectively prevents business owners [...]

By |2019-09-04T20:38:55-06:00December 25th, 2017|Home Sharing, Property Managers, Regulations|

Airbnb Regulation in Minneapolis Could Start as Early as December 2017

City council members in Minneapolis and St. Paul have agreed to allow Airbnb, VRBO, and other short-term rental platforms to operate in the areas, providing that the rental companies and property owners abide by new regulations that include an annual license. The hearing is scheduled for October 20th and the new ordinance could start as early as December. Residents of the city are welcome to attend and share their thoughts [...]

By |2019-09-04T20:39:05-06:00December 18th, 2017|Home Sharing, Property Managers, Regulations|

Airbnb Host Guarantee Fails to Reimburse Property Owner

Last year, Heather Harnell renovated her old condo and decided to list it up on Airbnb, a popular short-term rental platform. It was quickly rented out by October 1st and by the next day, utterly destroyed. According to the report, the guest held a 60-person party that resulted in theft and significant property damage totaling about $14,000. With receipts and adequate video evidence in hand, Harnell contacted Airbnb to take [...]

By |2019-08-27T13:56:04-06:00December 11th, 2017|Home Sharing, Property Managers, Regulations|

The Cost of Regulating Short-Term Rentals

Across America, short-term rental legislation is usually left up to the local officials. In one Wisconsin village, Ashwaubenon, rentals have been heavily regulated after ordinance that was passed in early 2016. However, new budget cuts passed by the state of Wisconsin in September effectively prevents Ashwaubenon and all other local government from enforcing regulations going forward. With the new budget cuts, short-term rentals are now legal across the entire state [...]

By |2019-08-27T17:27:42-06:00December 4th, 2017|Home Sharing, Property Managers, Regulations|