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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

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

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

Jersey City voters support tighter short-term rental rules; Telluride voters approve new vacation rental tax

On Election Day, voters in Jersey City opted to support tighter rules on short-term rentals while voters in Telluride approved a 2.5% lodging tax on vacation rentals to help fund affordable housing....Continued

Los Angeles short-term rental hosts required to register by November 1

Hosts who operate or advertise short-term rentals without a city registration number after October 31 will be in violation of the law....Continued