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Honolulu council passes short-term rental bill with strict penalties

The new ordinance outlines strong penalties for running illegal short-term rentals and also sets requirements for short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO....Continued

New Massachusetts short-term rental law starts July 1

The new law applies to properties that are not hotels, motels, lodging houses, or bed-and-breakfasts in which at least one room is rented for 31 days or less in a year...Continued

New Arizona law requires tax license number to be included in short-term rental ads

The new ordinance requires short-term rental operators to hold a current TPT license and prohibits short-term rentals from hosting special events, such as large parties. ...Continued

Airbnb agrees to give New York City short-term listings data

The ruling and agreement in New York could set precedents for other cities that would like Airbnb to share listings data in order to enforce short-term rental rules. ...Continued

Finalized Big Island vacation rental rules go into effect

Hawaii County has adopted finalized rules governing short-term rentals on the Big Island. ...Continued

New Orleans City Council passes stricter Airbnb rules

New requirements include short-term rental owners in residential neighborhoods must live in their rental properties, and obtain a new type of license. ...Continued

Judge blocks parts of Boston short-term rental law in Airbnb suit

United States District Judge Leo T. Sorokin has temporarily blocked parts of Boston’s controversial new short-term rental law while a lawsuit by Airbnb against the city proceeds....Continued

Hawaii Senate passes vacation rental bill requiring Airbnb to collect taxes

The bill now goes to Governor David Ige for his signature and would become effective upon approval, but Ige has not indicated whether he will sign the bill. ...Continued

Louisville, Kentucky, approves new restrictions for short-term rentals

The new rules require non-owner-occupied short-term rentals to be located at least 600 feet away from each other in residential areas, as well as other new restrictions....Continued

Hawaii legislation may force Airbnb to collect taxes from guests

State lawmakers in Hawaii have passed legislation that would require short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO to collect taxes on bookings on behalf of their hosts....Continued