Safety: The Most Overlooked Aspect of Maintaining a Vacation Rental Property

By Justin Ford Prior to COVID-19, safety was already a growing concern in the short-term vacation rental industry. With exponential growth over the last 20 years, and more professional managers and hosts entering the market, establishing and adhering to a safety protocol that matches government regulation has been both a challenge and a priority for many.  What can you do to ensure your rental is safe for guests? Luckily, [...]

By |2020-05-28T14:28:45-06:00May 27th, 2020|General|

Will city administrators enforce short-term rental regulations in Fayetteville, AR?

A draft code is under review for short-term rental properties in Fayetteville, AR. The City Administration has postponed sending the draft code to City Council until in-person meetings have resumed. With roughly 500 short-term rentals in the City, the administration hopes all parties involved will agree on the proposed regulations, which include the following: An occupancy cap of two people per bedroom plus an additional two; a maximum of [...]

By |2020-05-26T08:40:45-06:00May 26th, 2020|General|

Hosts in Louisville, KY may face regulations for their short-term rental business

An article surfaced earlier this month discussing short-term rental regulations for Louisville, KY. As the City Council has seen an increase of these businesses in residential areas, they are considering steps to ensure hosts, such as yourself operate under set guidelines. In the proposed legislation, they will require you to obtain a one-year permit for your short-term rental (30 days or less), along with the following details to include [...]

By |2020-05-19T09:32:04-06:00May 19th, 2020|Regulations|

An Update for Hosts in Lake Placid, Short-Term Rental Regulations

March closed with good news for short-term rental hosts in Lake Placid, New York. After much consideration and debate, the City passed regulations for short-term rentals allowing them to operate under set guidelines. Hosts like yourself must apply for a permit and register your property with Essex County. When applying you must confirm the following and more details: I certify I have notification from an insurance company acknowledging the [...]

By |2020-05-12T08:49:25-06:00May 12th, 2020|Regulations|

What’s new in Chelan County, WA? Overview of draft code for short-term rental properties

Chelan County, WA introduced a draft ordinance for short-term rental properties in April, which will be reviewed by the county commissioners through July. As they consider new regulations, the county commissioners may accept comments from local residents during a public hearing, so keep an eye on the county calendar in the coming months! Short-term rentals have come to the County’s attention due to their incredible year-over-year growth. As [...]

By |2020-05-05T09:20:56-06:00May 5th, 2020|Regulations|

What hosts in Lawton, OK need to know about their short-term rental business

If you’re a short-term rental host in Lawton, you'll want to read on to hear about potential changes coming down the pipe affecting hosts City-wide. You may notice an influx of visitors coming into town to watch the graduation ceremonies at Fort Sill, with families now often choosing to stay in comfy homes over a hotel. This is great for short-term rental business, however, enough concerns were raised for [...]

By |2020-04-28T09:47:57-06:00April 28th, 2020|Regulations|

Short-Term Rental Industry Highlights with Darren Pettyjohn – an interview on The Invited Guest

The Team at Proper Insurance is happy to present an overview of a recent interview between Darren Pettyjohn, Co-Owner of Proper Insurance and host Scott on “The Invited Guest” by Private Porch. Scott and Darren discuss why hosts should verify their short-term rental insurance, the response to COVID-19 from property management companies and customers, and staying positive - the short-term rental industry will recover from this unique time. Listen [...]

By |2020-05-07T11:21:13-06:00April 22nd, 2020|General|

Newport Beach, CA reviews short-term rental regulations

The City recently voted on additional restrictions for short-term rentals in Newport Beach, such as limiting the overall short-term rental permits issued in the City to 1,600, where the current number issued is 1,465. Hosts are allowed to operate their business with a granted short-term rental permit and a business license.  To check if their property is permissible as a short-term rental, hosts can enter their address here on [...]

By |2020-04-21T15:14:24-06:00April 21st, 2020|Regulations|

How to Properly Insure your Short-Term Rental – an interview on short-term rental insurance with Darren Pettyjohn

We are happy to present an overview of a recent interview between Darren Pettyjohn, Co-Owner of Proper Insurance, and the hosts at Thanks for Visiting. It is a great discussion regarding short-term rental insurance and the details hosts need to consider when starting their business.  Every host is excited to start up their business and welcome their first guests. Having dedicated time and money to making their property ‘just [...]

By |2020-04-22T10:15:51-06:00April 15th, 2020|General, Home Sharing|

Mashpee, MA short-term rental regulations

Mashpee adjusted regulations for short-term rentals in early March. Now hosts are now required to obtain a short-term rental certificate, or “Certificate of Registration” for their rental business, and follow other applicable laws according to state and local health and safety. It is likely, prior to registration, short-term rental properties will be inspected by the Board of Health to ensure they are up to code in regards to the [...]

By |2020-04-14T09:56:10-06:00April 14th, 2020|Regulations|