Destin looks to bring condominiums in to short- and long-term rental program (FL)

The city of Destin is looking to bring condominium units that are short- and long-term rentals into the “fold” of the rental program, but at a lesser price for smaller units.  “To me, this is a fairness issue, plain and simple,” council member Jim Bagby said at Monday’s council meeting.  Right now, Destin oversees single […]

Carmel neighbors frustrated with short-term rental home (IN)

A small neighborhood in Carmel is speaking out about what they are calling a problematic short-term rental property. The most recent incident happened over the weekend.  “We come out and there are several emergency vehicles pulling people out of the house. All of them are unconscious,” said Christin Diehl, who lives in this community.    Read […]

Plan to ban 7,000 Maui short-term rentals targets resort condos (HI)

A luxury apartment-hotel, a $4 million beach house and condominiums at a resort golf course don’t typically constitute workforce housing in Hawaii, but they are targets of a plan on Maui aimed at converting short-term vacation rental properties to long-term housing for residents.   Read the article…………………………….

Vacation Rentals and Community Associations (FL)

Over the past few years, Airbnb and VRBO (collectively referred to as “Vacation Rentals”) have become a very popular form of short-term rental. Vacation Rentals include a range of rentals from houses, condos, or in some instances rooms for a period under 30 days’ at a time. While some owners believe they have this right […]

Judge halts vote on Apple Valley POA bylaws amendment (OH)

Knox County Common Pleas Judge Richard Wetzel halted the voting Monday on an Apple Valley Property Owner’s Association bylaws amendment relating to short-term rentals.  The amendment restricts short-term rentals of less than six months. The POA planned to announce voting results at its June 22 annual meeting.  Wetzel granted a 30-day temporary restraining order (TRO) […]

Real Property — Condominium – Short-term rental (MI)

Where a plaintiff condominium association filed a complaint to enjoin the use of a condominium unit as a short-term rental, an award of summary disposition in favor of the defendant unit owner must be affirmed on mootness grounds since the unit has been sold.   Read the article…………………………….

5 Easy Ways for Co-op and Condo Boards to Fight Illegal Short-Term Rentals (NY)

Co-op and condo boards across New York City rejoiced when Local Law 18 went into effect last fall — and promptly cut down on illegal short-term apartment rentals in their buildings. By requiring short-term rental hosts to register with the Office of Special Enforcement (OSE) and confirm that they have a right to rent the […]

Supreme Court rejects retroactive STR bans (AZ)

The Arizona Supreme Court denied the Village of Oakcreek Association’s petition for a review of the Arizona Court of Appeals’ decision in Village of Oakcreek Association v. Lance Bonham on April 2.  Read the article…………………………….

Shuswap strata sues for $30,000 over short-term rentals (BC)

A Shuswap strata that sued for $30,000 over condos used as short-term rentals has been awarded just $400 after a Tribunal found that the only fines valid were because guests hung towels on the balcony and slammed a door.   Read the article…………………………….

Vacation Rentals and Community Associations (FL)

Over the past few years, Airbnb and VRBO (collectively referred to as “Vacation Rentals”) have become a very popular form of short-term rental. Vacation Rentals include a range of rentals from houses, condos, or in some instances rooms for a period under 30 days’ at a time. While some owners believe they have this right […]

How NYC co-op and condo boards can crackdown on illegal short-term rentals

New York City’s crackdown on illegal short-term rentals has made it more difficult for apartment owners and renters to skirt the law and rent out their units. But illegal short-term rental schemes haven’t disappeared completely.  Just two months ago, the city levied $845,000 in fines against a real estate firm for an alleged illegal Airbnb […]

B.C. condo owner ordered to stop listing unit on Airbnb, fined $2K

A condo owner in B.C. has been ordered to stop using her unit as a short-term rental and will have to pay $2,000 in fines for renting it out on Airbnb and Craigslist in the past.  The Civil Resolution Tribunal’s decision was published Tuesday(opens in a new tab), representing a partial victory for the strata […]

Miami turns into Airbnb’s playground! Over 50% of luxury new condos are being built specifically for short-term party rentals (FL)

Over half of all new condos being built in Miami are specifically for short-term rentals as residents struggle to find affordable long-term housing, a new report found.   As droves of new residents arrive in the Sunshine State, many are struggling to find affordable housing as the state’s condo market is in the doldrums.  Real-estate firm […]

Sicamous condo looking to zone out short-term rentals (BC)

To rent, or not to rent, that is the question and with the strata of the Legacy on Mara Lake in a rift over the issue, they’ve asked that Sicamous council rezone the property.  At a Committee of the Whole meeting on April 24, staff reported on the application to change it from MUR-2 seasonal […]

Some strata hotels, motels to be exempt from B.C.’s short-term legislation

The B.C. government says it will clarify new rules around short-term rentals to exempt certain strata hotels and motels.  The Short-Term Rental Accommodations Act aims to address B.C.’s long-term housing shortage by limiting short-term rentals to a homeowner’s principal residence plus one secondary suite or accessory dwelling.     Read the article…………………………….

Court sides with homeowners in NC ski country who want short-term rentals

After a homeowners association in the North Carolina High Country tried to block short-term rentals during ski season, a court has ruled against the HOA.  The Reserve II sits feet from the slopes on the top of Sugar Mountain in Avery County. Jeff and Martha Wells have had their home there for more than 10 […]

When Is an HOA/Condo Rental Amendment Unreasonable? (NC)

When it comes to declaration amendments, our firm is most often asked about restrictions on rentals, whether complete or percentage bans, restrictions on short-term rentals, or limiting corporate rentals.    In a decision issued this week (February 21, 2024), the North Carolina Court of Appeals struck down a condominium rental amendment as unreasonable.   Read the […]

Condo owners with short-term rental plans should beware (AB)

If you are considering buying a condo to operate it as an Airbnb, beware that even if short-term rentals are allowed today, there is no guarantee the condo board and/or the city won’t eliminate short-term rentals in the future. Yes, it always “buyer beware!”   Read the article…………………………….

South Carolina Short Term Rentals

The number of South Carolina short term rentals has steadily increased with each passing year. Homeowners and landlords, though, should understand the different regulations and tax laws that may apply to them. Membership in a homeowners associations also adds another layer of complexity, as many of these communities enforce restrictions on rentals in general.   Read […]

Amid short-term rental debates, some HOAs consider limits or bans (MO)

Despite some predictions earlier this year of an “Airbnbust,” bookings and profits are growing for the vacation rental company.  With the continued popularity of websites such as Airbnb and VRBO, local governments are developing new laws to regulate short-term rentals. But within cities and towns, a similar task faces another government-like entity: the homeowners association.  […]

Time’s up for some short-term rentals in B.C. as new housing rules transform scene

Nancy Paine’s short-term rental business is dead in the water.  As co-founder and CEO of Victoria-based Superhost, Paine said she had been at the forefront of the Airbnb revolution for seven years, acting as a “liaison” for homeowners needing help with the logistics of running a listing on the accommodation site.   Read the article……………………………..

Court of Appeals rejects Village of Oak Creek STR ban (AZ)

The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that the Village of Oakcreek Association cannot retroactively impose its 2016 ban on short-term rentals on property owners who acquired title to their property prior to the ban, reaffirming an earlier decision that defined STRs as a residential rather than a business use.    Read the article…………………………

The ins and outs of short-term rentals in your neighborhood (AZ)

Defined as “lodging rentals for less than 30 days” by the Arizona Department of Revenue, short-term rentals are becoming, to some, a preferred way to travel and stay in an area for a couple of nights or more.   Read the article……………………………

Banning Short-Term Rentals: A Guide to Local Law 18 (NY)

Short-term rental platforms, such as Airbnb and VRBO, are a thorn in the side of many co-op and condo buildings in New York City. With the recent passage of Local Law 18, often referred to as the short-term rental registration law, boards are getting some welcome relief. The law primarily targets three key entities: the […]

Sevier County Airbnb listing taken down after neighborhood action

People who live in a residential neighborhood in Sevier County were alarmed when one of the homes in their community was listed as a short-term rental. It didn’t take long to nip the issue in the bud, for those living in the relatively new subdivision.    Read the article…………………………..

The Tennessee Short-Term Rental Unit Act

The Tennessee Short-Term Rental Unit Act plays a pivotal role in regulating short-term rentals. This legislation defines how local governments can regulate short-term rentals in their municipalities and guides grandfathering existing rentals. What this Act does not affect, though, are homeowners associations and condominiums.   Read the article……………………………….

Tennessee town’s Airbnb legal drama drags on as new board members continue suing neighbors

Yard signs welcoming or not welcoming vacationers to Lone Mountain Shores have come down, but residents say the sharp divide over short-term vacation rentals is very much alive in the Norris Lake development, where newly and narrowly elected board members will continue to pursue an inherited contentious court case against neighbors.    Read the article………………………………….

Short-Term Rentals in Co-ops and Condos Plunge as New Law Kicks In (NY)

Many co-op and condo advocates applauded when the city adopted Local Law 18 last year — a tool for ending illegal short-term apartment rentals. And since the law finally went into effect last month, the reason for the applause has become clear.   Read the article…………………………….

Condo Smarts: Strata has right to limit short-term accommodations (BC)

Dear Tony: After five years of noise, security issues and damages, our owners have finally passed a bylaw that prohibits short-term accommodations. We set the limit to be anything less than 30 days for a single use, which allows for owners in our building to negotiate home exchanges and house sitters while they are away […]

NC Short-Term Rentals Regulation: A Breakdown Of The Changes

A bill introduced in early 2023 may change the current NC short term rental regulation for local governments. If passed, the bill would effectively reverse some of the existing restrictions on short term rentals in a handful of cities. While the bill’s effect on homeowners associations remains to be seen, HOA leaders should nevertheless familiarize […]

Tennessee Supreme Court Holds Restrictions Limiting Property Use To Residential Purposes Do Not Prohibit Short-Term Rentals

The Tennessee Supreme Court held today that a property owner using his home as a short-term rental did not violate homeowner association restrictions requiring that homes be used for “residential and no other purposes.” However, the Court also held that the property owner’s short-term rentals violate later amendments to the restrictions that impose a minimum […]