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Atlantic City plans stricter rules for short-term rentals

Once the new Atlantic City law gets final approval from the City Council, the rules are expected to go into effect in October. ...Continued

New short-term rental rules go into effect in Newport Beach

New rules for short-term rentals go into effect in Newport Beach, California; a short-term rental law in Manhattan Beach is overturned; and Laguna Beach looks to tighten short-term rental restrictions...Continued

New Orleans City Council approves new short-term rental tax

The 6.75% tax on short-term rentals within New Orleans was originally projected to generate $10.5 million a year for the city before the COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on the city’s tourism industry....Continued

New vacation rental rules go into effect in Richmond and Henrico County, Virginia

In Richmond and Henrico County, Virginia, short-term rental operators are now required to hold a permit in order to operate....Continued

As short-term rentals get back to business, regulators do too

While pandemic shutdowns put debates about rules for short-term rentals on hold, now that vacation rentals are getting back to business, cities are resurrecting proposals for regulation....Continued

Appeals court rules against Miami Beach vacation rental fines

A Florida appeals court ruled against the city of Miami Beach in a case that challenged the city’s heavy fines for short-term rental law violations. ...Continued

Expedia, San Diego union reach pact on short-term rentals

The memorandum of understanding between Expedia Group and Unite Here Local 30 outlines a plan for keeping some short-term rentals legal but reducing their number, and legalizing home sharing....Continued

Vrbo, Airbnb make deal with Kauai to crack down on illegal short-term rentals

The Kauai agreements are the latest example of cooperation between short-term rental platforms and government agencies after years of legal battles around regulation. ...Continued

New Long Beach law requires short-term rentals to get permits, collect tax

The City Council of Long Beach, California, has legalized vacation rentals for the first time with a new law that establishes rules for their operation....Continued

Judge rules in favor of short-term rental owner in suit against New York City

The justice in the case ruled that renting out one- and two-family homes for short-term stays is legal and ordered the city to return the fines to the plaintiff....Continued