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|

Virginia Beach Short Term Rental, Airbnb $1M Insurance Requirement

Virginia Beach has consistently offered a variety of lodging options for tourists including Hotel/Motels, Bed and Breakfast Inns, Country Inns, and Vacation Rentals. With over 2,000 registered short term rentals, the city designed regulations to address public and safety concerns and to protect the personality of their neighborhoods. Beginning November 1st, 2019 the regulations include the following significant items: Hosts must obtain a conditional-use permit to be renewed every five [...]

By |2019-11-27T11:59:51-07:00November 25th, 2019|Regulations|

How to Protect Your Short Term Rental Business: Navigating the Risk of Party Houses

Recent events have cities across the US revisiting how Short Term Rentals are allowed in their communities and debating stricter regulations to avoid increasingly common “party houses”. Short Term Rental Protection (Click here for a 5 minute online quote) How can hosts protect their Short Term Rental business and keep neighbors and city leaders on their side? Proper Insurance recommends NoiseAware. NoiseAware is a proprietary noise monitoring system that tracks the ‘noise score’ [...]

By |2019-11-27T11:58:38-07:00November 19th, 2019|General|

How to Set Up Your Home to Be a Rental Property

By Dylan LeCompte Renting out your house instead of listing it on the real estate market is a common, and even profitable, way to hold on to your property when you aren’t currently living in it as a primary residence. Some homeowners choose this direction when they want to wait to sell when their second home’s value increases or the market turns in their favor. Others may want to come [...]

By |2019-11-27T11:57:34-07:00November 13th, 2019|General|

Boise, ID Residents Await Update on Proposed Short Term Rental Ordinance

While Boise does not currently regulate Short Term Rental properties, the city is considering adopting regulations going into 2020. Comments from the community are now closed while city officials review the proposed ordinance. (Click here to discover other cities adopting Short Term Rental regulations.) “The regulation proposes four restrictions on short terming housing: Require all new short term rental units to be approved by the city through an application process [...]

By |2019-11-27T11:56:24-07:00November 12th, 2019|Regulations|

How Airbnb General Liability Insurance Fits Into Jersey City, New Jersey Short-Term Rental Ordinance

The NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and Fox Business are all reporting today on the Jersey City short-term rental regulation that passed Why so many headlines you might ask?  The reason is Airbnb plans to go public in 2020 and prohibitive regulation makes potential investors uneasy.  What if other cities adopt a similar regulation?  The truth of the matter is common sense regulation surrounding the short-term rental or home-sharing economy [...]

By |2019-11-27T11:55:27-07:00November 6th, 2019|General|