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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|

Amended Short-Term Rental Laws in Auburn, AL

Auburn revisited short-term rental laws in March and approved amendments to the ordinance on March 16th. As with many cities across the U.S., short-term rentals are only becoming more prevalent, encouraging the City to revisit the ordinance. With the help of the Short-Term Rental Taskforce created in 2018, the city was able to zoom in on particular concerns and adjust regulations to meet the needs of the community.   Active Short-Term Rental Laws [...]

By |2021-06-02T16:53:42-06:00June 2nd, 2021|Regulations|

Waterfront Vacation Rental Safety Concerns Every Host Should Know

Are your guests looking to escape the summer heat or get away for an ice fishing adventure?  Promoting a waterfront vacation rental can certainly set you apart within the short-term rental industry!  As a short-term rental host with a waterfront property, you may not initially think of the assortment of risks associated with this particular amenity.  In this article, you will find: Why do lake homes pose such a high risk?  Install a “Swim at Own Risk” Sign  Rescue Equipment [...]

By |2021-05-27T10:34:35-06:00May 31st, 2021|General Short Term Rental Insurance Info|

New Short-Term Rental Regulations in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta decided on amendments to the City’s short-term rental regulations in mid-March. The City of Atlantic houses thousands of travelers each year for conventions, conferences, and major sporting events, which allows hosts easy access to a steady stream of income if they choose to join the short-term vacation rental scene.   As the number of short-term rentals only grows, the City saw the potential need to revisit short-term rental regulations:   “The ordinance aims [...]

By |2021-06-14T10:18:35-06:00May 26th, 2021|Regulations|

Increasing and Securing Your STR Revenue Stream

Whether you’re a new rental property owner or have been in the game for a long time, there are always new things to learn and progress that can be made. It’s important to regularly check in on your short-term rental (STR) properties and see if you are really getting all you can from them. There may be some opportunity to change things up and begin to see more income.   [...]

By |2021-05-21T11:43:10-06:00May 21st, 2021|General Short Term Rental Insurance Info|

New Short-Term Rental Laws Passed in Roseville, MN

The City of Roseville is one of many cities to implement short-term rental regulations, due to longstanding complaints from local residents regarding “party houses”.  Addressing the complaints regarding parties being held during one-night or weekend stays, the City Council agreed to impose a series of new restrictions on non-owner-occupied short-term rentals.  Active Short-Term Rental Laws in Roseville, MN  The new laws were passed with a 5-0 vote in February. Under [...]

By |2021-06-14T10:18:44-06:00May 19th, 2021|Regulations|

New Short-Term Rental Regulations Enacted in Freeport, ME

A draft for new short-term rental regulations was submitted to the Freeport Town Council back in February and enacted earlier this month. Freeport is one of many cities in Maine to consider new Airbnb laws including insurance requirements and detailed operational standards for hosts.   Portland, Bar Harbor, Cape Elizabeth, and Rockport are other cities following suit with new short-term rental regulations. Advocates for greater regulation contend that short-term rentals take business away from hotels or B&Bs, [...]

By |2021-05-11T11:55:10-06:00May 11th, 2021|Regulations|

Short-Term Rental Laws Finalized in Quincy, MA

As a suburb of Boston, Quincy sees consistent bookings for groups traveling to the area for both work and tourism. With this in mind, the City settled on new short-term rental laws after debating specifics since last fall. While still determining a formal way to track compliant rentals, the City has settled on a list of requirements for hosts.   New Short-Term Rental Laws in Quincy, MA  The new short-term rental laws include the following requirements, mirroring those found in cities across the U.S.   Mandatory registration [...]

By |2021-04-28T15:19:36-06:00April 28th, 2021|Regulations|

New Airbnb Laws Hit the Scene in Vermont

Updated 5/25/2021:  We’re aware of several cities in Vermont that have implemented Airbnb laws, however, with Bill H.200, the state of Vermont as a whole would regulate short-term rentals, taking effect on July 1, 2021. The primary goal is to maintain Vermont’s residential rental market and create equal standards for short-term rentals as with other lodgings such as hotels, motels, and bed & breakfast establishments.  Registration Requirements & Other Airbnb Laws  The draft ordinance outlines new Airbnb laws for Vermont including the following registration requirements:   A person shall not operate or maintain a short-term [...]

By |2021-06-21T11:47:14-06:00April 19th, 2021|Regulations|
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