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.

Updated Short-Term Rental Regulations Hosts Should Know in Philadelphia, PA

Called “Limited Lodging” in Philadelphia, vacation rentals are subject to a number of short-term rental laws including hotel tax of 8.5% and a license fee. The newest restrictions passed on June 10th, which if approved by the mayor will introduce a new “Limited Lodging Operator” license in addition to a general business license.   Active Short-Term Rental Laws in Philadelphia  While the LLO license is new for hosts in Philadelphia, they must also operate [...]

By |2021-07-21T14:06:07-06:00July 21st, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

New Short-Term Rental Laws Proposed in Gulfport, MS

With just under 7 miles of man-made white sandy beaches, it’s easy to see how Gulfport attracts vacationers. As with most other states, the new best way to get away is to book a vacation rental versus a hotel or motel. With this trend, Gulfport reaps the benefits from tourism while also seeking to regulate short-term vacation rentals in order to maintain the natural character of their community.   Active Short-Term Rental Laws in Gulfport  The full proposed short-term rental ordinance can [...]

By |2021-07-12T14:37:35-06:00July 14th, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Wildlife Safety at Your Vacation Rental

Is your short-term rental a hot commodity because nature is right outside the backdoor?  Guests enjoy staying at a remote vacation rental location to escape from their normal bustling city life.  With wildlife in your backyard, many animal liability concerns can arise and it’s important to minimize those risks and make sure that your current insurance policy would cover you if something were to happen to a guest. In this article you can find: Wild Animal Concerns Around Your [...]

By |2021-12-21T08:27:42-07:00July 5th, 2021|Short Term Rental Insurance, Vacation Rental Safety|

Lawrence, KS Adjusts Short-Term Rental Laws for Hosts

Lawrence currently requires hosts to secure an annual license and undergo inspections in order to operate a short-term rental within the city. An ever-adjusting topic in most cities across the nation, Lawrence is no exception, revisiting the governing ordinance in October 2020 and adjusting additional requirements.   The primary change affects non-owner-occupied short-term rentals:   “The amendments within Ordinance No. 9740 now prohibit Non-Owner Occupied Short-Term Residential Rental Property located within RS and [...]

By |2021-06-30T13:08:08-06:00June 30th, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

New Short-Term Rental Laws Drafted in Cherokee County, GA

The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners last discussed short-term rental laws at a public meeting on June 1, 2021, where short-term rentals are defined as less than 30 days.  The short-term rental draft ordinance currently includes the following requirements.   Pending Short-Term Rental Laws in Cherokee  The Board of Commissioners' primary concerns seems to be with properties owned and operated by non-residents, and how to create standards to prevent homes from being used [...]

By |2021-06-16T14:47:14-06:00June 16th, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Active Short-Term Rental Regulations in Lincoln County, OR

Active short-term rental regulations require hosts in Lincoln County to secure a short-term rental license and follow basic operational standards. The license can be obtained through the Sheriff’s Office, however, according to recent information we’ve found the County has suspended new applications until November 30, 2021. The following regulations still apply to active short-term rentals in the county.   Active Short-Term Rental Regulations in Lincoln  All documents supporting the active short-term rental regulations can [...]

By |2021-06-14T10:18:25-06:00June 9th, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Waterfront Vacation Rental Safety Concerns Every Host Should Know

Are your guests looking to escape the summer heat or get away for an ice fishing adventure?  Promoting a waterfront vacation rental can certainly set you apart within the short-term rental industry!  As a short-term rental host with a waterfront property, you may not initially think of the assortment of risks associated with this particular amenity.  In this article, you will find: Why do lake homes pose such a high risk?  Install a “Swim at Own Risk” Sign  Rescue Equipment [...]

By |2021-12-20T14:49:51-07:00May 31st, 2021|Short Term Rental Insurance, Vacation Rental Safety|

New Short-Term Rental Regulations in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta decided on amendments to the City’s short-term rental regulations in mid-March. The City of Atlantic houses thousands of travelers each year for conventions, conferences, and major sporting events, which allows hosts easy access to a steady stream of income if they choose to join the short-term vacation rental scene.   As the number of short-term rentals only grows, the City saw the potential need to revisit short-term rental regulations:   “The ordinance aims [...]

By |2021-06-14T10:18:35-06:00May 26th, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

New Short-Term Rental Laws Passed in Roseville, MN

The City of Roseville is one of many cities to implement short-term rental regulations, due to longstanding complaints from local residents regarding “party houses”.  Addressing the complaints regarding parties being held during one-night or weekend stays, the City Council agreed to impose a series of new restrictions on non-owner-occupied short-term rentals.  Active Short-Term Rental Laws in Roseville, MN  The new laws were passed with a 5-0 vote in February. Under [...]

By |2021-06-14T10:18:44-06:00May 19th, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Airbnb Laws and Regulations Within the State of Maine.

Did you know that within the last year, Maine has seen an increase of approximately 3,500 vacation rentals?   With so many new rentals entering the market Maine understands the importance of maintaining and regulating short-term rentals, especially in cities like Kennebunkport and Freeport. STR laws and regulations are constantly changing and we strive to keep our community up to date on these matters.  We have outlined updated regulations that [...]

By |2022-04-05T09:29:38-06:00May 11th, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|
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