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Denver charges short-term rental hosts with felonies

It’s the second time in two months that vacation rental owners in the city have been charged with the crime of misrepresenting their place of residence. ...Continued

New Jersey short-term rental tax break bill goes to governor

The Legislature has passed a bill that exempts some short-term rental operators from collecting lodging taxes from guests; Governor Phil Murphy has 45 days to sign it into law....Continued

Hawaii governor plans to veto short-term rental tax bill, while Honolulu mayor signs new regulations

Governor David Ige will likely veto Senate Bill 1292; Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell signs Bill 89....Continued

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