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Seattle short-term rental hosts face December 15 registration deadline

Airbnb hosts will not be able to book guests after December 15 unless they have a city short-term rental license number....Continued

Judge strikes down Miami Beach short-term rental law

While the ruling focused on fines, the judge struck down the whole law. If his ruling stands, it could be difficult for the city to regulate short-term rentals. ...Continued

Santa Monica tightens home-sharing rules as appeals court upholds vacation rental law

New rules for short-term rentals in Santa Monica go into effect October 24....Continued

New Washington, D.C., Airbnb law goes into effect October 1

Under the ordinance, short-term rental operators must obtain city permits, may only rent out their primary residence, and can only offer short-term rentals for up to 90 days a year when not present. ...Continued

Settlement with Airbnb, HomeAway reinforces Palm Beach County short-term rental tax law

Soon platforms will not allow properties without tourist development tax and business tax receipt numbers to advertise on their sites. ...Continued

Airbnb makes deals with Miami Beach, Portland

Airbnb has made agreements with Miami Beach and Portland to provide host information and delist non-compliant properties in order to help the cities enforce their vacation rental laws....Continued

Boston Airbnb hosts must register with city by December under lawsuit settlement

Airbnb agreed to rules requiring short-term rental hosts to own the properties they rent, register with the city, include registration numbers in online listings, as well as meet other requirements....Continued

Austin raises tax rate that short-term rentals must charge

The City Council has voted to raise the city’s hotel occupancy tax from 7 percent to 9 percent, effective immediately. The increase should raise the city’s projected hotel tax revenues from about $102...Continued

Henderson, Nevada, passes law allowing short-term rentals

The City Council of Henderson has voted to legalize short-term rentals, and the new law requires short-term rental operators to abide by several rules. ...Continued

New Jersey governor signs bill exempting many Jersey Shore vacation rentals from lodging tax

The exemption applies to hosts with up to two vacation rental units who manage their rentals directly with guests rather than using a third-party platform such as Airbnb....Continued