With the explosive growth of short-term rentals and vacation rentals, many communities have insurance requirements for hosts. Click here to learn more about regulations in your area.

Current Vacation Rental Airbnb Laws and Regulations in the State of Nevada

Amidst the unprecedented growth of the short-term rental market for Airbnb & Vrbo properties, many cities and counties in Nevada have started implementing Airbnb Laws and regulations.  Short-term rental laws and ordinances are constantly changing and we do our best to keep our community updated on these matters. Below we have identified current regulations that we are aware of in the state of Nevada: Henderson Nevada Airbnb Laws Effective [...]

By |2022-08-18T16:00:02-06:00August 18th, 2022|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Airbnb Security Cameras & Surveillance is a Bad Look for the Vacation Rental Industry

Both Airbnb & Vrbo promote their "free" liability insurance which extends to all bookings via their platforms. However, both specifically exclude violations of privacy, as seen below. EXCLUSIONS - Personal and Advertising Injury: Injury or alleged injury caused by slander, libel, violations of privacy, advertising, or wrongful eviction. If their free liability insurance does NOT COVER any potential liability exposure for invasion or violation of privacy, such as Airbnb security [...]

New Rules Passed in Burlington, Vermont Which Include Limiting Short-Term Rentals

The Burlington, Vermont City Council passed the new ordinance on February 22nd, 2022. The hope behind the new ordinance is to curtail the practice of buying properties that will be strictly used as investment properties and short-term rentals.  The Vermont Short-Term Rental Association states that this ordinance prohibits any STR that is not a sublet of the owner’s or tenant’s primary residence unless another unit under the host’s ownership [...]

By |2022-03-30T11:16:54-06:00March 3rd, 2022|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Now Requires Proof of Liability Insurance in New Vacation Rental Regulations

Blue Earth County, Minnesota has recently implemented new regulations for short-term rentals in rural areas.  After complaints regarding how poorly vacation rentals are being operated, the county realized that something had to be done about it.  The new ordinance now includes application requirements, as well as a $700 fee. All vacation rentals operating prior to the effective date of the standards outlined in the New Ordinance shall be in [...]

By |2022-03-30T11:28:32-06:00January 27th, 2022|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Hosts in Kennebunkport, Maine, Is Your Short-Term Rental Licensed? Application Deadline Dec. 31st, 2021.

Is your vacation rental licensed?!  If not, you’ve got till December 31st, 2021 to apply, otherwise, you will be in violation of the new ordinance that was approved last June.  The goal of license requirements for short-term rentals is to ensure that Kennebunkport, Maine neighborhoods are not overly impacted by vacation rental operations.  By requiring licenses for all vacation rentals, the town will be able to better track and [...]

By |2022-03-30T11:35:35-06:00December 21st, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Short-Term Rental Regulations Passed in Summit County, Colorado

The Summit Board of County Commissioners in Colorado passed new short-term rental regulations and plans to make adjustments based on concerns expressed by the public.  The new regulations now separate unincorporated Summit County, Colorado into two zones; resort and neighborhood.    New Short-Term Rental Regulations - Licensing Short-term rentals in the resort zones now include Copper Mountain, Keystone, Peaks 7 and 8, and Tiger Run.  These zones will continue [...]

By |2022-12-12T09:13:20-07:00December 1st, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Short-Term Rental Regulations Approved in Salida, Colorado

The Salida City Council of Colorado 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 regulations.  The newly approved amendments were approved on Nov. 16th and will go into effect on Dec. 19th, 2021.  Amendments to Short-Term Rental Regulations Below you can find the underlined changes to Section 6-6-20 and Section 16-4-190 regarding short-term rental regulations.  Section [...]

By |2022-12-12T09:18:34-07:00November 17th, 2021|Short-Term Rental 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 [...]

By |2021-12-21T13:14:38-07:00November 15th, 2021|Short Term Rental Insurance, Vacation Rental Safety|

New Short-Term Rental Regulations Approved in Duluth, Minnesota

This past Monday, the Duluth City Council approved a new ordinance that updates the short-term rental regulations.  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 short-term rental ordinance should also help clarify screenings and change the procedures for approval.  Short-Term Rental Regulation Updates  Below you can find the sections that were amended [...]

By |2021-12-03T10:21:02-07:00October 27th, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Santa Rosa, California Approves New Short-Term Rental Urgency Ordinance

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

By |2022-12-14T15:31:57-07:00October 20th, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|
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