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Updated Short-Term Rental Laws in Mount Pleasant, SC

Short-term rental laws in Mount Pleasant are a work in progress with most recent updates as of April 2021. Changes include an annual application to secure a short-term rental permit with a limited number of permits issued each year. With rich community history with homes dating back to the 18th century, it is understandable that the city would seek to preserve the character of the community amidst the influence [...]

By |2021-07-28T14:25:53-06:00July 28th, 2021|Regulations|

Updated Short-Term Rental Regulations Hosts Should Know in Philadelphia, PA

Called “Limited Lodging” in Philadelphia, vacation rentals are subject to a number of short-term rental laws including hotel tax of 8.5% and a license fee. The newest restrictions passed on June 10th, which if approved by the mayor will introduce a new “Limited Lodging Operator” license in addition to a general business license.   Active Short-Term Rental Laws in Philadelphia  While the LLO license is new for hosts in Philadelphia, they must also operate [...]

By |2021-07-21T14:06:07-06:00July 21st, 2021|Regulations|

Your Guide to Purchasing a Second Investment Property

Want to add a second property to your investment portfolio? There are a few things that you will want to know. Since you already own a rental home or building, you already understand some of the basics. However, there are a few crucial steps to take on that secondary investment. From determining your spending to managing other expenses, make sure to consider these facts before buying your second investment [...]

New Short-Term Rental Laws Proposed in Gulfport, MS

With just under 7 miles of man-made white sandy beaches, it’s easy to see how Gulfport attracts vacationers. As with most other states, the new best way to get away is to book a vacation rental versus a hotel or motel. With this trend, Gulfport reaps the benefits from tourism while also seeking to regulate short-term vacation rentals in order to maintain the natural character of their community.   Active Short-Term Rental Laws in Gulfport  The full proposed short-term rental ordinance can [...]

By |2021-07-12T14:37:35-06:00July 14th, 2021|Regulations|

Active Short-Term Rental Regulations in Teton County, WY

Wyoming, known for its natural wonders draws tourism in growing numbers each year. With this growth, particularly in the short-term rental sector, comes more input from local governing bodies. In Teton County hosts are subject to short-term rental restrictions including a minimum rental period of 31 days or more. The County closely tracks any violations with fines up to $750 per offence.   Short-Term Rental Regulations in Jackson, WY  Jackson adopted short-term rental regulations beginning in 2016. Tourism has always [...]

By |2021-07-07T16:02:24-06:00July 7th, 2021|Regulations|

Lawrence, KS Adjusts Short-Term Rental Laws for Hosts

Lawrence currently requires hosts to secure an annual license and undergo inspections in order to operate a short-term rental within the city. An ever-adjusting topic in most cities across the nation, Lawrence is no exception, revisiting the governing ordinance in October 2020 and adjusting additional requirements.   The primary change affects non-owner-occupied short-term rentals:   “The amendments within Ordinance No. 9740 now prohibit Non-Owner Occupied Short-Term Residential Rental Property located within RS and [...]

By |2021-06-30T13:08:08-06:00June 30th, 2021|Regulations|

How To Turn Your Residential Property Into a Lucrative Short-Term Rental Hot Spot

You might have a guest house or other outbuilding on your property that is pretty much going to waste. Have you ever considered converting it and renting it out for short-term stays? It is a great way to bring in some extra income and become engaged with the emergent short-term rentals industry. Companies like Airbnb, TripAdvisor, and Vrbo have capitalized on the gig economy to help homeowners profit from [...]

Short-Term Rental Regulations Continue to Develop in Dana Point, CA

Dana Point has seen an influx of owners joining the short-term rental market since its first regulation efforts in 2016. The city attributes this growth to the increased popularity of online platforms such as Airbnb or Vrbo along with the attraction of a coastal vacation.  There are currently 134 registered short-term rental properties in the city despite stringent short-term rental regulations. Current Short-Term Rental Regulations in Dana Point  The city [...]

By |2021-06-22T15:29:38-06:00June 23rd, 2021|Regulations|

New Short-Term Rental Laws Drafted in Cherokee County, GA

The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners last discussed short-term rental laws at a public meeting on June 1, 2021, where short-term rentals are defined as less than 30 days.  The short-term rental draft ordinance currently includes the following requirements.   Pending Short-Term Rental Laws in Cherokee  The Board of Commissioners' primary concerns seems to be with properties owned and operated by non-residents, and how to create standards to prevent homes from being used [...]

By |2021-06-16T14:47:14-06:00June 16th, 2021|Regulations|

Active Short-Term Rental Regulations in Lincoln County, OR

Active short-term rental regulations require hosts in Lincoln County to secure a short-term rental license and follow basic operational standards. The license can be obtained through the Sheriff’s Office, however, according to recent information we’ve found the County has suspended new applications until November 30, 2021. The following regulations still apply to active short-term rentals in the county.   Active Short-Term Rental Regulations in Lincoln  All documents supporting the active short-term rental regulations can [...]

By |2021-06-14T10:18:25-06:00June 9th, 2021|Regulations|
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