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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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Harbor condos debate: To rent or not to rent? (KY)

Harbor residents were emailed a survey recently and asked for input on two suggested alternatives, and board members reviewed the results at a meeting Tuesday

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Condo board sues tenant, alleging vacation rental violations

The board of a South Loop condo building sued a renter, alleging he repeatedly violated building rules by filling the unit with short-term tenants via online vacation-rental services.

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Is Airbnb Destroying Strata Living? (Australia)

a host of companies have sprung up based around a model of leasing apartments out from owners and then on-leasing that out to short-stay clients, sometimes charging several hundred dollars per night.

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Las Vegas May Amend Short-Term Rental Zoning Rules

Julie Davies had a short-term rental license for her downtown condo when the city told her to cease and desist.

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Las Vegas (NV) may amend short-term rental zoning rules

Las Vegas officials may clarify rules for short-term housing rentals that have stalled one condo owner’s application for more than six months.

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East Lansing (MI) in court again over nearly $20K in rental fines (condo rental)

A city code enforcement officer wrote nearly $20,000 in tickets on one day in February to an East Lansing couple for renting their condominium without a license between 2012 and 2015.

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New Chicago Ordinance Helps Condo Associations Enforce Short Term Rental Restrictions

The city of Chicago plans to maintain a list of buildings that do not allow short-term rentals and will refer to that list before issuing renting licenses.

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Court finds that strata owners in Victoria cannot make rules to prevent the use of an apartment for short-term lettings (BC)

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of Victoria has found that planning law, not strata law, is to govern short-term lettings of strata apartments

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HOA Homefront: Some suggestions on short-term rental woes

The association directors are proposing to raise the HOA dues on rental units because of certain “administrative” costs associated with rentals

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Chicago Adopts Home Sharing Ordinance

After heated debate for months in the City Council, Chicago finally adopted its short-term and shared housing rental ordinance on June 22, 2016.

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This company finds people renting out Airbnbs without their landlords’ permission

In February, the building turned to a new tool called STRMonitor, that, for $77 per month, monitors a number of short-term-rental sites and lets a building know if any of their tenants’ apartments appear there.

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Coalition of Toronto hoteliers, condo owners calls for tighter controls of Airbnb and other home-sharing apps

A coalition of hoteliers, their employees, condominium owners and rental housing advocates are coming together to ask for tighter regulation on Airbnb and other home-sharing apps in Toronto

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Laws change while Virginia sleeps

In January 2016, two bills were introduced into the General Assembly, SB-416 and HB-812, one in the Senate, the other in the House, with one purpose: to open the Commonwealth of Virginia to the expansion of Airbnb and other short-term rentals.

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NY: Are More Than Half of the City’s Sublets Illegal?

Critics say Airbnb is “swallowing up” affordable housing.

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Thailand: Crackdown on condo owners confirmed (renting daily)

Condominium owners in Phuket caught renting out their units on a daily basis face fines and jail time if they do not register their properties as hotels

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Short-term rentals become top concern for condo owners, residents (FL)

Some of those condos that are attracting short-term renters have bylaws that prohibit leasing for less than 90 days at a time

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‘I don’t want my home to be used as a hotel’: Anaheim condo becomes tourist lodging without owner’s permission

The situation is a new twist on an old real estate scheme – tenants making money by subletting properties without their landlords’ permission.

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County commissioners approve addendum to Glacier Lily Estates covenant amendment for rentals (CO)

An amendment to the Glacier Lily Estate’s Declaration of Protective Covenants restricting the operation of short-term rentals ruffled some feathers

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Dealing With Short Term Rentals

The rise of short-term lease websites (AirBnB, VRBO) has caused significant concern among condominium and homeowner associations.

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Napa joins homeowner group, blocks in-home hosting permit (CA)

A Napa couple took advantage of a new city law in hopes of putting up vacationers inside their home. But homeowner association rules governing their house have stepped in their way – as have city planners.

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As More Condo Owners Suffer, Mayor’s Office Threatens to Cut Off Talks With AirBnB (IL)

Earlier this month, Emanuel’s plan to regulate and tax Airbnb was approved by a joint City Council committee, but it was held there for further changes aimed at appeasing both sides.

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Flat Chat: Short let laws will make strata life a new hell

This week, the Victorian parliament has been debating changes to its Owners Corporation Act that pretty much give Airbnb-style short-term lets free rein in residential buildings

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Quebec City is getting a new condo that not only allows Airbnb, but encourages it

Quebec-based real estate developer Groupe Bolduc has announced the development of the first condo project in Canada to specifically allow short term rentals like Airbnb

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Minnetonka lawsuit shows struggle for homeowners associations in Airbnb era (MN)

Many groups don’t have rules to address short-term renting and usually require rentals to be at least for a year.

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Allegan County Trial Court Rules That Short-term Vacation Rentals Violate Deed Restrictions (MI)

A recent ruling by a trial judge in Allegan County may potentially impact how short-term rentals such as Airbnb rentals are handled in community association projects going forward.

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Vancouver (BC) couple suing strata after being fined under “Airbnb rule”

A Vancouver couple slapped with fines by their strata for advertising their downtown condo on a short term rental site are fighting back in court

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5 Airbnb Condo Management Tips To Avoid Conflicts

Airbnb condo rentals offer a good secondary income for owners, but not all residents are on board. Here are some condo management tips for handling the conflict.

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The Rise of Airbnb: What Condo Associations Need To Know About Short Term Rentals

Homeowners rent their entire home or even a single bedroom therein, for a profit. But conflicts arise when the homeowner is the owner of a condominium unit because the unit owner’s decision to rent out the unit may not be permitted under the condominium bylaws

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Chicago condo associations back Airbnb rules, but don’t leave enforcement to City Hall

Condominium associations are generally favorably disposed toward regulations, like those being proposed in Chicago,

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Some condo associations move to block Super Bowl rentals (MN)

Several condo associations have forbidden unit owners from soliciting their condos for rent during the buildup to Super Bowl LII

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For condo owners caught renting out units on Airbnb, fines can be steep (IL)

On one side are unit owners using short-term rental websites to earn extra income by leasing their unit for a night, weekend or sometimes a longer time period, and on the other side are community associations

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Vacation rentals: Good business opportunity or neighborhood nuisance?

An explosion of short-term rentals by South Florida homeowners has left neighbors complaining and cities scrambling to regulate the practice.

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