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Approaching Deadline for Select Santa Monica Airbnb Rentals

As of December 10th, Santa Monica reached a settlement with Airbnb requiring all short term rental listings to become compliant with the City’s Home-Sharing Ordinance in the hopes of eliminating illegal listings. The new agreement includes the following guidelines: Airbnb will require all listings to have a City License number. License numbers are provided to hosts who register to home share and acquire a business permit and license. Airbnb [...]

By |2020-01-14T15:56:24-07:00January 14th, 2020|Regulations|

Bowling Green Debates Airbnb Regulations

Cities across the US are establishing regulations for Short Term Rentals, and Bowling Green is one of many. Influenced by negative views on the impact of Short Term Rentals, the City hopes to determine procedures before the market gets out of hand. Opinions on Short Term Rentals include such as these: “Possibly the negative externality that affects the most people is that tourists’ “authentic” travel is coming at the [...]

By |2020-01-07T12:06:37-07:00January 7th, 2020|Regulations|

4 Steps to Becoming a Professional Short-Term Rental Host

With each new listing added online, the Short Term Rental industry grows increasingly competitive. To set yourself apart from the amateur operators, you need to understand which opportunities to jump on and which to avoid. This can be a huge challenge, especially when you’re just starting out. To offer some guidance, we have put together four tips on how to become a professional Short Term Rental host. Let’s make [...]

By |2020-01-02T09:50:16-07:00January 2nd, 2020|Home Sharing|

Prince George Adopts Short Term Rental Regulations, Echoing Airbnbs in Virginia Beach

Beginning October 1st, homeowners are now able to apply for a short term rental permit through the City’s Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement to operate their Short Term Rental by a legal avenue. The accompanying regulations for hosts include notifying their immediate neighbors of their intent to rent out their property, and the home must include certain functioning safety features such as smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and [...]

By |2020-01-17T15:49:39-07:00December 16th, 2019|Regulations|

Top 4 Questions to Ask an Insurance Provider in the Short Term Rental Space

Before you can offer 5-star stays to your guests, you need to ensure that your short-term rental is operationally sound. For property owners, this means protecting your business against potential risks. In the short-term rental world, protection comes in many forms—guest screening, noise sensors, clear communication and, most importantly, insurance. First and foremost, short-term rental insurance should cover both commercial and personal use of your vacation rental. But beyond [...]

By |2019-12-11T15:07:01-07:00December 11th, 2019|General|