Southampton, New York Discusses Airbnb Law Reductions

Reviewed and updated 7/21/2020 The town of Southampton is reviewing the possibility of reduced restrictions for short-term rentals. The current legislation draft only allows residents to rent out their home for a maximum of 2 weeks. Under the new proposed requirements, the town board will have authority to waive these restrictions. The new terms are being reviewed as the town prepares for the 2018 U.S. Open golf tournament. Update: [...]

By |2020-07-21T15:32:46-06:00January 29th, 2018|Home Sharing, Property Managers, Regulations|

Airbnb & Other Short-Term Rentals Legalized in Minneapolis & St. Paul

Reviewed and updated 6/30/2020 Short-term rentals are now legal in Minneapolis & St. Paul with regulations for hosts including registration. According to the Minneapolis ordinance, there are different requirements depending on the type of short-term rental. The following is from the Minneapolis government website: Short-Term Rental Registration. A short-term rental property registration or rental license isn't required for an owner who lives at the property, rents a room, and [...]

By |2020-06-30T16:22:22-06:00January 22nd, 2018|Home Sharing, Property Managers, Regulations|

Airbnb Legislation Delayed in Baltimore

Reviewed and updated 6/29/2020 City Council members in Baltimore recently chose to delay their plans to introduce strict new short-term rental laws for companies like VRBO and Airbnb. The planned ordinance would have effectively banned property owners from renting out their property if it wasn’t their primary residence. Other changes include increased tax rates and licensing requirements but no mention of vacation property rental insurance was mentioned. Update: Hosts [...]

By |2020-06-30T11:19:29-06:00January 15th, 2018|Home Sharing, Property Managers, Regulations|

Alexandria, Virginia Schedules Hearing for Airbnb Rentals

Reviewed and updated 7/22/2020 The city of Alexandria is holding a public council meeting with the hopes of introducing new short-term rental laws. Council members are currently proposing that all property owners who rent out their home be required to register with the city. It’s currently not known if the city plans to draft any further legislation such as commercial liability insurance requirements for short-term rentals or increased fees. [...]

By |2020-07-22T10:36:18-06:00January 8th, 2018|Home Sharing, Property Managers, Regulations|

Short-Term Legislation Looking Likely for South Portland

50 people crowded into the city council chambers in South Portland on October 12th, most complaining about short-term rentals within residential housing districts. Residents are worried that the increasing popularity of Airbnb and other rental platforms will lead to more noise disturbance and disruptions in peaceful neighborhoods. In the meeting, numerous residents complained of frequent parties, alcohol, dog barks, and excessive vehicle noise throughout the night. While new regulations [...]

By |2020-06-30T11:40:57-06:00January 1st, 2018|Home Sharing, Property Managers, Regulations|
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