A Deeper Look Into Airbnb’s AirCover Protection

The first thing to understand about Airbnb's AirCover protection is that is does not replace a Hosts current homeowner's insurance. It's such an important fact, it's listed as the #3 FAQ on the AirCover protection landing page, as seen below. Why is AirCover recommending you call your insurance company? Because if you do not fully disclose your Airbnb rental activity to your insurance provider, then they can [...]

By |2021-11-18T20:27:24-07:00November 18th, 2021|General Short Term Rental Insurance Info|

Salida, CO Approves Amendments to Short-Term Rental Ordinance

The Salida City Council has been constantly working on adjusting their short-term rental regulations and in their last meeting, they approved amendments to the recently updated short-term rental ordinance.  The newly approved amendments were approved on Nov. 16th and will go into effect on Dec. 19th, 2021.  Amendments to Short-Term Rental Ordinance  Below you can find the underlined changes to Section 6-6-20 and Section 16-4-190 regarding short-term rentals.  Section 6-6-20.  Licensing; limitations; requirements. [...]

By |2021-11-17T15:23:02-07:00November 17th, 2021|Regulations|

Man Drowns at Vacation Rental Due to Owner Negligence. Family Calls for Waterfront Safety Regulations.

This past September, in a very unfortunate event, a 30-year-old Airbnb guest, Vinod Deonarine, drowned after taking out a canoe that was provided by the vacation rental he was staying at.  Incidents like these are such a tragedy and echo the need for the vacation rental industry to focus more on safety requirements.  What Exactly Happened?  Vinod Deonarine was enjoying his stay at a waterfront vacation rental off Fox Lake, IL when he and his friend decided to take the canoe that was provided by [...]

When and How to Upgrade Your Short-Term Rental Property

In recent years, the short-term rental business has exploded in popularity for the simple reason that the requirements needed to get into this business are not as stressful as the long-term rentals. With the rising number of commercial real estate investment opportunities on the market, many people are slowly taking up the different options to boost their financial muscle for the better.  When It’s Time to Upgrade Your Short-Term Rental Property  When it [...]

By |2021-11-12T14:23:05-07:00November 12th, 2021|General Short Term Rental Insurance Info|

Westerly, RI Approves NEW Short-Term Rental Ordinance

The Westerly City Council has voted and approved a new short-term rental ordinance, in hopes of better regulating within this industry.  After a large number of complaints regarding short-term rentals, Police Chief, Lacey, hopes that this list will allow town officials to “hold the owners accountable if, in fact, there are any issues”. New Short-Term Rental Regulations  Annual registration of short-term rentals is required for all Residential Short-Term Rentals.  Below you can find the new regulatory requirements to [...]

By |2021-11-15T10:31:54-07:00November 10th, 2021|Regulations|

Duluth Minnesota Updates Vacation Rental Ordinance

This past Monday, the Duluth City Council approved a new ordinance that updates the vacation rental property rules.  All new applications will go through the planning commission for approval and go to the City Council for any appeals.   Councilman Zack Filipovich pointed out that this new ordinance should also help clarify screenings and change the procedures for approval.  Short-Term Rental Updates  Below you can find the sections that were amended in section 50-20.3.U ‘Vacation Dwelling [...]

By |2021-11-15T10:32:14-07:00October 27th, 2021|Regulations|

Santa Rosa, CA Approves Short-Term Rental Urgency Ordinance

On October 13th, the Santa Rosa City Council has approved an urgency ordinance to better regulate short-term rentals.  Before this ordinance was put in place there were no regulations regarding rentals of residential properties for a period of 30 days or less, AKA short-term rentals.  With the rise of public complaints and around 160 vacation rentals operating illegally, the Santa Rosa City Council knew that some had to be done.  This [...]

By |2021-11-15T10:32:22-07:00October 20th, 2021|Regulations|

Grand County, Colorado Updates Short-Term Rental Regulations

Grand County has approved new updates on the Short-Term Rental Regulation Code on September 21st.  The county has organized a workgroup that will be diving into the bigger issues related to short-term rentals.  One of their first goals is to raise the short-term rental registration compliance to 90% by December 31st.  With the amendments approved, along with a contract update for the service that monitors the county’s short-term rentals for [...]

By |2021-10-13T15:29:57-06:00October 13th, 2021|Regulations|

Catskill, NY Village Board of Trustees Pass New Short-Term Rental Law

The Catskill Village Board of Trustees has passed a new short-term rental law, requiring a fee when purchasing or renewing your short-term rental permit.  With over 1000 vacation rentals in Greene County, Trustee Natasha Law, states that “All businesses are required to have annual fire inspections, health inspections, pay insurance, and other fees in order to be able to operate, so why should an STR be any different?”  So, whether [...]

By |2021-11-15T10:32:33-07:00October 6th, 2021|Regulations|

Boone County, KY Moves Forward With New Short-Term Rental Ordinance

The Boone County Fiscal Court has recently adopted a new short-term rental ordinance.  With the rising concern of the number of rentals in this small city, they are hoping to better regulate the vacation rentals with these new rules.  The new ordinance includes short-term rental registration requirements and permits, safety inspections, STR restrictions, informational brochure required, safety features, proof of liability insurance, and more.  If a short-term rental owner [...]

By |2021-11-15T10:32:49-07:00September 29th, 2021|Regulations|
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