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|

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|

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|

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|

Despite Regulations, Miami Beach is #1 for Most Short Term Rentals Per Capita

The Miami Beach Times recently released results to a survey completed by AirDNA and IPX 1031 regarding the top cities for Short Term Rentals. “Florida is home to seven of the top ten cities with the most Airbnbs per capita. Kissimmee, FL comes in at No. 2 with Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Studios next door, Daytona Beach comes in at No. 4, while Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and [...]

By |2019-11-27T11:54:28-07:00November 5th, 2019|Home Sharing, Regulations|

Ann Arbor, MI Considers Short Term Rental Regulations

A recent count shows the staggering number of Short Term Rental properties in Ann Arbor, MI: over 900 listings can be found in the city with over 300 listings available for whole-house rentals. Ann Arbor city is concerned by these numbers as “this means there are 300+ less homes available for people who want to live in Ann Arbor.” Will regulations solve this problem? Ann Arbor citizens, including City Councilmember [...]

By |2019-11-27T11:53:18-07:00October 29th, 2019|Regulations|

Austin Debates over Short Term Rental Regulations

City leaders across the US seek to regulate short-term rentals in a way that directly helps their community. Cities such as Austin, TX have strict regulations in order to maintain available housing for long-term renters and individuals wanting to settle down in their community. However, many families bring in extra income by short-term renting their primary residence or investment property. For some individuals, short-term renting is a way to complete [...]

By |2019-11-27T11:52:01-07:00October 22nd, 2019|Regulations|

Approaching Deadline for Los Angeles Short Term Rental Ordinance

Homeowners have until November 1st to come into compliance with their Short-Term Rental businesses. According to the Los Angeles Ordinance implemented in early July, short-term rental operators are now required to register with the city’s “Home-Sharing” program (the registration portal can be accessed here).  In order to meet city requirements, the property must be the owner’s primary residence, and if renter-operated, the renter must provide the landlord’s written and notarized [...]

By |2019-11-27T11:50:45-07:00October 15th, 2019|Regulations|

Ohio Updates Short Term Rental Regulation

Along with many cities across the U.S., Columbus requires all Short-Term Rental operators to obtain a Short-Term Rental permit through the city. The application process includes applying in person with a signed and notarized Short-Term Rental Application and paying the corresponding fees. The owner and operator must also provide a copy of general liability insurance listing the Short-Term Rental property as insured. This is a similar requirement to those held [...]

By |2019-11-27T11:48:17-07:00September 30th, 2019|Regulations|