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Boston closes short-term rental development loophole

Companies must now apply for a permit from the zoning board of appeals in order to convert residences into short-term rentals. ...Continued

New short-term rental rules go into effect for Placer County, California

The ordinance establishes occupancy limits, permit requirements, safety measures, and sets rules on noise, parking, and more. ...Continued

2019 brought big changes to the world of short-term rentals

As 2019 comes to a close, here’s a review of the year's highlights for the short-term rental industry....Continued

Honolulu law changes property tax category for short-term rentals

While all property owners must pay the property tax rate that corresponds with their category, short-term rental operators are also responsible for complying with lodging tax requirements....Continued

Airbnb announces new measures to regulate listings

Airbnb has offered more detail about how the company plans to fight party houses and address other safety and fraud issues. ...Continued

Court strikes down parts of Austin vacation rental law

The Third Court of Appeals ruled that two elements of Austin’s embattled short-term rental law are unconstitutional....Continued

Scottsdale requires short-term rental hosts to provide contact info

Short-term rental hosts in Scottsdale, Arizona, are now required to provide the city with contact information for someone who can be reached in case of complaints or an emergency....Continued

Airbnb promises crackdown on party houses, but some are skeptical

Some hosts and experts question whether Airbnb can effectively monitor all its listings to prevent unauthorized activity. ...Continued

New Orleans voters approve new short-term rental tax

Vacation rental hosts will be required to collect the new occupancy tax from guests, along with existing lodging taxes....Continued

Airbnb to begin sharing host data with Hawaii tax authorities

A Hawaii court ruling determined that Hawaii’s Department of Taxation may subpoena Airbnb for data on its hosts to find out whether short-term rental operators are paying lodging taxes. ...Continued