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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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Property Damage From Guests, Who Foots the Bill?

When it comes to repairs and maintenance of a condominium property, there are two types of repairs: repairs to your individual unit and repairs to the common elements.

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Neighbor vs. absentee neighbor: the Airbnb wars

In Adams, the state’s highest court ruled that despite purchasing the residence when the CC&Rs allowed unlimited “rental,” that the HOA could, by a majority percentage vote, change the CC&Rs to prohibit short term rentals.

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NSW (Australia): Airbnb – Is Your Strata Building Becoming a Party Hotel?

The rapid expansion of Airbnb and other online letting services has become one of the most controversial issues for the strata sector.

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Irvine (CA) quietly cracks down on short-term rentals

Irvine, not any beach city or Disneyland’s hometown of Anaheim, has seen the biggest jump in Orange County in the number of homeowners offering to rent out their properties via online vacation-rental services, data show.   Read the article………..

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Court Found HOA Could Fine For Short-Term Vacation Rental Activities But Awarded Fairly Small Fines

Prevailing Party Under Davis-Stirling Act Is A Pragmatic Inquiry, With Fees Mandatory If Prevailing Status Is Properly Made.

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Victoria (BC) homeowner horrified after tenant lists condo on AirBnB

Wood said it was simple enough to post the ad and get clients without the owner’s permission, and suggested rules should be strengthened.

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Airbnb-style rentals may be impacting neighborhoods and affordable housing

Colorado Springs has cracked down on some short-term rentals to ensure they are paying taxes, but has otherwise declined to regulate the rentals so far.

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Minneapolis condo owners threatened with $5,000 fine for Super Bowl rentals

5th Avenue Lofts took that one step further and sent out a memo last week threatening condo owners with a fine of up to $5,000 if they short-term leased.

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Study Finds Strata Residents Worried About Airbnb (Australia)

According to new research conducted by Queensland body corporate company Archers the Strata Professionals, one in three Queensland strata residents are concerned about apartment security from Airbnb guests

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Don’t You Be My Neighbor (ID)

The Idaho Legislature decides if homeowners should be allowed to rent homes temporarily despite HOA pushback

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Rise in Airbnb renters causes security concerns for Edmonton condo-dwellers

Commotion in the night, clomping of feet and chatter of strangers in the hallways due to a “revolving door” of Airbnb tenants has become cause for concern among Edmonton’s condo-dwellers

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Association seeks legal counsel on short-term rentals (CA)

how to regulate the growing number of short-term vacation rentals that has divided neighborhoods, the Estates homeowners association board is investigating its CC&Rs

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Anaheim (CA) Neighborhood Has Become a Cautionary Tale of Sharing Economy

The short-term rental owners responded by initiating a recall of homeowners’ association board members. Residents succeeded in voting down the recall, but the situation has only gotten uglier

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Georgia Legislators Entangled in Downtown Airbnb Dispute

Landmark is a unique condo building in that the bylaws have no rental cap restrictions

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Short-term rentals allowed at resort (CA)

Two homeowner association’s for the buildings voted, and approved, to amend their CC&R’s to allow the rentals

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Short-term rentals banned by Glacier Lily HOA (CO) starting 2018

….will restrict the operation of commercial and business enterprises, including short-term vacation rentals

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The Airbnb Factor

Airbnb probably won’t fly in a condo or homeowners association,” she says, since many association bylaws prohibit rentals even when owner-occupied

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“Getting away” in an HOA: What can associations do about vacation rentals? (WA)

Vacation rentals are incredibly popular today. They provide extra income to homeowner “hosts” and inexpensive accommodations to vacationing “guests,” but can impose unwanted burdens on community associations. What can associations do to address these burdens?    Read the article………..

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Colorado HOAs can now restrict short-term rentals

Can HOAs restrict short-term rentals? Until the Colorado Court of Appeals addressed the issue last year, in a case called , there were no Colorado decisions directly on this subject.    Read the article………..

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HOA’s Rules Upheld Once Again

California appellate court recently upheld community rules passed by a HOA in San Louis Obispo County about short-term rentals against challenge of owners    Read the article…………….

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Meeting site overwhelmed as battle rages over visitor rentals in Oxnard’s Mandalay Shores neighborho

With conflict running high over short-term rentals in Oxnard’s Mandalay Shores neighborhood, so many people showed up at a meeting Saturday that they wouldn’t all fit into the room, and the meeting was canceled.    Read the article……….

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Short-term rental issue in Smithfield (PA) now in judge’s hands

Wolfe issued notices in October 2014 that Barbara and Larry Guarino violated the Smithfield zoning ordinance by conducting short-term vacation rentals in two single-family homes the Gaurino’s own in Shawnee Valley. But the zoning board ruled last fall that township

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The Impact of Short-term Rentals on Condominium & HOA’s: To AirBnB or Not AirBnB?

Many condominium bylaws restrict or otherwise regulate a co-owner’s ability to lease the co-owner’s condominium unit. These restrictions are sometimes imposed as part of an effort to maintain property values, and sometimes to comply with the Federal Housing Administration’s Condominium

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Are Short Term Rentals for You?

Short term rentals are becoming big business, and California and the Bay Area are no exception. Companies such as Airbnb and VRBO have grown to become massive entities and have drawn a great deal of attention. So much so that

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AirBnB ‘N’ By-laws

Talk of occupancy penalties becoming harsher under NSW’s new strata laws may have people hoping that short-term rentals are also under the hammer in the July 2016 legislation rollout. However it’s looking as if it’ll be more about the number

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Is Airbnb Winning Over San Francisco?

Watch out — more shots have been fired in the battle between boards and Airbnb.  According to BrickUnderground, San Francisco residents recently voted against a measure that would have changed the way Airbnb operates within the city.     Read the

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Dealing with Illegal Hotel Rooms and Short-Term Rentals (NY)

When you consider the amount of money that people stand to make by renting out a room in their apartments, you can understand why so many co-op and condo boards have to handle shareholders and unit-owners who want to get

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In The News: AirBNB – Lawmakers Struggle to Legalize Airbnb

Websites like Airbnb, HomeAway and FlipKey have fostered a booming short-term rental industry that’s giving policymakers a headache. A growing number of cities are trying to formalize the rentals (defined as 30 days or fewer) and make sure hosts charge

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(Anaheim, CA) Residents Want Moratorium Extended on Short-Term Rentals

Opponents of short-term rentals in Anaheim are asking the city to extend a moratorium on homes that are leased for less than 30 days. Residents and hotel workers want the city to develop a strict policy.  One such complex is

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Airbnb is disrupting the peace for residents of strata buildings

You may not have noticed, but a state parliamentary inquiry into short-term rentals is under way and you have a couple of weeks in which to submit your thoughts.  Even if you don’t, those hip and groovy charmers from online

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DC: Proposed Laws Challenge the Airbnb Model

Vincent Orange, Councilmember of the D.C. Counsel has introduced two bills that would directly challenge the Airbnb business model.  The “Short Term Rental Regulation and Housing Protection Amendment Act of 2015” would establish a Special Enforcement Division with DCRA to

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The sharing economy versus HOA CC&Rs: The battle begins

I was recently made aware of what I believe is the first state supreme court case addressing the relationship between short-term rentals (Airbnb, VRBO, and such) and CC&Rs. Thanks to Bill White, an attorney here in Boise, for sending this

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Airbnb causing condo conflict in Vancouver

Residents of an East Vancouver condo say they’re angry an owner is renting out his suites on Airbnb, a popular accommodation site.  They say the owner, a realtor who owns multiple suites in the building, is breaking city and strata

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Like good, old boardinghouses?

In uncertain economic times, people may need to bring in additional money, and renting out a room in one’s home can be a way to do that. But there seems to be a key difference between the big business version

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Showdown at Diamond A Ranch (CA)

At last week’s Planning Commission meeting on revised rules for vacation rental permits, more than a dozen of the public comments came from residents and homeowners in the Diamond A Ranch development in the hills west of Sonoma. Most of

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Homesharing and Insurance: What Your Board Should Know

In the tri-state area, where even the most profligate among us may shed a tear or two at hotel room prices, the homesharing trend has grown by leaps and bounds, with more co-op and condo owners than ever renting out

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