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Ontario court upholds condo rule banning short-term rentals

Ottawa owners breached condo declaration by renting unit out through Airbnb website, reinforcing earlier court case involving Toronto condo.

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Fireworks as strata owners launch fighting fund to keep short-stay rentals out

As Sydney readies for its biggest balcony-busting night of the holiday rental year, a group of high-powered apartment owners has launched a fighting fund to keep short-stay lets out of residential apartment buildings.  Read the article……………

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AirBNB & VRBO: Do My Neighbors Have a Say? (TX)

Following his transfer to Houston, Ruel Benda decided to keep his posh gated neighborhood Rodeo Drive house and started advertising it on AirBNB. His profits were so good that he began renting for 7 days or less. Insisting that Benda’s

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Miami Beach wants to know if you’re renting your condo on Airbnb (FL)

The city of Miami Beach wants to know if you plan to rent your condo on Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms.  City law permits short-term rentals only in certain areas of the Beach. Neighbors blame Airbnb and its competitors

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Judge orders city to hold off on implementing new Airbnb rules (IL)

A judge has ordered the city of Chicago to hold off on implementing new restrictions on Airbnb and other home-sharing platforms after a group of homeowners sued the city last month.  The lawsuit targeted the city’s new home-sharing rules, which

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Airbnb is banned from more and more Chicago condo buildings (IL)

As City Hall gets ready to enforce its new home-sharing regulations, the supply of Airbnb’s most important raw material—homes—is shrinking, and fast.  So far, 901 residential buildings with 88,993 units have placed themselves on a list of properties off-limits to

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Airbnb Is Incompatible with The “Single Family Use” Provision of Most Condo Declarations (ON)

With the growing interest in the “sharing of economy”, Airbnb and other short-term rental websites are often causing headaches within condominium communities across the province and beyond. In many cases, condominium corporations have had to adopt rules to attempt to

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Condominiums Battle Against Short-Term Rentals

With the growth in the “sharing economy”, many condominiums have been forced to turn their minds to the issue of short-term rentals. While some investor owners are listing their units on short-term rental sites in order to maximize the revenue

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Condo owners renting out parking spaces Airbnb-style (IL)

Using an app developed in Chicago, Arnold rents one of his spaces to a woman who keeps a car downtown for weekend use, and the other to a man who parks during working hours Monday to Friday. On weeknights and

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Neighbors’ short-term rentals have family in fear of their safety (KY)

A family in eastern Jefferson County said they are concerned for their safety after their neighbor started to allow short-term rentals via sites like AirBnB and Vacation Rental By Owner in the neighborhood off Beckley Hills Drive.    Read the article…………..

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New HOA rules may affect tenants (ID)

The homeowners’ association in a north Driggs neighborhood has amended its Rules and Regulations in a way that might cause some evictions this winter.  The Buffalo Junction Homeowners’ Association added a new rule stating that condo owners can only rent

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New HOA rules may affect tenants (ID)

The homeowners’ association in a north Driggs neighborhood has amended its Rules and Regulations in a way that might cause some evictions this winter.  The Buffalo Junction Homeowners’ Association added a new rule stating that condo owners can only rent

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How Should Vacation Rentals Be Taxed? Missouri Lawmakers Hear From Stakeholders

The explosive growth and expansion of transient guest nightly rentals at the Lake has been good for homeowners and vacationers. Some families are opting to rent a home on the lake, where they can enjoy a kitchen and multiple living

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Short-term rentals, long-term fix

Scores of vacation home operators aren’t licensed; city seeks compliance – See more at: http://www.spokanejournal.com/local-news/long-term-rentals-short-term-fix/#sthash.7SyOMsQx.dpuf

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Miami Beach puts off new rules for Airbnb rentals until December (FL)

If a property is within the zones where short-term rentals are allowed, owners would be required to submit a sworn affidavit to the city that the home or condo has obtained the appropriate business tax receipt and resort tax registration

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Condo concierges face off against tourists, partiers in Airbnb war (ON)

Outside the brightly decorated lobby of the 32-storey condominium tower at 600 Fleet St. stands artist Douglas Coupland’s statue of a giant British toy soldier standing over a fallen invading Yankee, commemorating the War of 1812. Inside, the building’s security

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City of San Diego addresses Short Term Rentals

The President of the San Diego City Council, Sherri Lightner called for a special meeting to take place yesterday to address the municipal code regarding visitor accommodations in short-term vacation rentals.  The meeting would clarify whether renting out the entirety

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Short Term Rental Court Case Summaries

A summary of cases relating to community associations and short-term rentals.      Read the article…………..

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How HOAs Can Solve Short-Term Rental Challenges

With the growing popularity of peer-to-peer short-term rental services like Airbnb and VRBO.com, HOA boards face a number of new, rental-related challenges

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New York and Airbnb head back to court over illegal short-term rentals, and it may all come down to the Communications Decency Act

The shield Airbnb seeks to use these days is primarily the Communication Decency Act Section 230

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New Arizona Law Could Affect Homeowner Associations

The bill prohibits municipalities from restricting or regulating the ability of homeowners to use their property as vacation rentals and short-term rentals, with certain specified exceptions.

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Condo owner does battle with the AirBnB next door (AB)

Condo and apartment dwellers across the country are now doing battle in the hallways of their owns buildings, as neighbours grapple with a problem that didn’t exist even five years ago.  Edmonton’s Ninetta Tavano is one of those caught up

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Strata and hotelier communities furious as holiday let report sweeps away Airbnb restrictions (Australia)

And there is a growing threat of direct disruptive action in strata schemes if any new legislation removes the ability of a majority of owners to reject having holiday lets in residential buildings

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Montana gateway and resort towns struggle with impact of vacation rentals

She said Montana vacation rentals are not allowed to be used as venues for large gatherings such as weddings. However, an independently managed rental near Red Lodge hosted a wedding with about 200 guests earlier this year. The event prompted

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Cathedral City vacation rental rules give power to HOAs (CA)

requires that vacation rental unit owners to get a letter from their homeowners association or other community association stipulating that they have informed the group of their intent to operate a vacation rental

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Short Term Rentals in Community Associations and Cities – a Constantly-Changing Landscape

Associations are understandably concerned about short term rentals given that associations are “shared risk, shared rewards” entities

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NSW’s new strata laws have a sting in store for celebrating Airbnb fans

While court judgments such as the Watergate Docklands case are swinging in favour of the right to use residential apartments for short-term letting through sites like Stayz and Airbnb, the NSW government has quietly slipped a useful provision in its

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Short Term Rentals

The dramatic increase in STRs has compelled many common interest communities to consider ways to restrict, or at least regulate, leasing in their communities

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Reasonable Doubt: are my neighbours allowed to rent their condo units through AirBNB?

Airbnb is a popular service that allows people to rent rooms, apartments and entire homes on a short-term basis. But the online community has come under fire in Toronto. As the proliferation of short-term rentals continues, condominium unit owners are

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Tenant turned Airbnb proprietor becomes landlord’s nightmare (ON)

Last week, the Landlord and Tenant Board terminated Tremblay’s tenancy in Mah’s condo as of Oct. 10 and issued an order that she is not allowed on the property. But she still has possession of the unit, and Mah said she believes Tremblay’s daughter is living there.

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Strata crackdown locks out Airbnb guest (BC)

MacDonald called the Airbnb host, who quickly responded and warned him not speak to the concierge, because it will “get them in big trouble.”

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Should Your Condo Association Offer Short-Term Rentals?

This can be a problem because in condo associations, renting out a property like this is often a violation of the association rules.

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New Services Help Associations Thwart Unauthorized Short-Term Rentals

The problem of short-term rentals with the help of Airbnb and other similar websites in violation of community association rules has quickly become one of the most pressing issues facing associations today

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Creating Condo Association Policies for Short-Term Rentals

Short-term rentals, powered by technology companies like Airbnb and VRBO, are shaking up the Condo Association industry

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HOA told to back off on short-term rental restrictions (CA)

The coastal commission believes such restrictions limit the amount of overnight lodging options on the coast and limit public access to the beach.

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How your neighbor’s Airbnb rental can affect your property values

Short-term rentals are of increasing concern to homeowners, real estate agents, local communities, and the National Association of Realtors (NAR)

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Owners battle rental companies for condo board control

The group says short-term rental companies, notably WhiteHall Suites and Red Maple Suites, are running short-term rental businesses in their building — in clear violation of the condo rules.

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Vancouver condo owners and renters upset by prolific AirBnb hosts

The Condominium Home Owners Association has received about 200 complaints from stratas about Airbnb listings in the past six months

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Airbnb: Does Your Condo Have a Rule Prohibiting Short-term Leasing?

The controversy continues over hotel-like nightly rentals of residential condominium units through the Airbnb website

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Is Short-Term Leasing a “Commercial Use”?

Colorado Court of Appeals held that short-term rentals did not violate a covenant prohibiting commercial use of a unit.

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Limited Residential Lodging (e.g. Airbnb) – Is It Allowed in Your Association? (VA)

Essentially the problem seems to be that homeowners who choose to participate in it are introducing a business in to residential neighborhoods

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Ganim (Mayor) told to stop renting out condo (CT)

The Cove’s condominium association has asked that Chez Ganim be shuttered

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Short-term rental operator sues Mondrian South Beach condo association (FL)

A short-term rental operator has filed suit against the condo association at the Mondrian South Beach after it was allegedly blocked from renting out units on behalf of owners

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Key West business leaders cited a third time for illegal vacation rental

two leading business owners who often advocate for affordable housing keep getting cited by the city for advertising illegal vacation rentals

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Oxnard (CA) dispute over short-term rental rules heads to court

New rules approved by an Oxnard Shores homeowners association regulating vacation rentals go into effect Saturday, but they face legal challenges

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Company defends right to rent condos on Airbnb

Amidst calls for government regulation of short-term rentals, some condo owners are considering legal options to protect their ability to keep hosting through sites like Airbnb

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Condo owners call on city to rein in Airbnb

ensions are rising in the corridors of Toronto’s condo buildings as some owners look to cash in by listing their units on short-term rental sites like Airbnb

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Oxnard (CA) seeks input from neighborhood divided over short-term rentals

“I am very much for the city taking the lead in doing this in a fair way versus going through the HOA,” Conrad said.  The Mandalay Shores Community Association, the homeowners association that represents the Oxnard Shores neighborhood, recently approved

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Chicago home associations opposed to Airbnb can get on the list

The city of Chicago adopted an ordinance that establishes regulations for condominium and homeowners associations affected by the recent surge in home-sharing and vacation rentals — the so-called Airbnb ordinance.

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Condo owners lose legal fight with Vancouver (BC) strata corporation over renting their units

The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld a Vancouver strata corporation bylaw that severely limited the number of condo units that can be rented.  Hycroft Towers at 1445 Marpole Avenue has 158 strata lots, according to the ruling written by

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