Different approaches in different communities

 

http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20170111/provincetown-launches-innovative-housing-solution

special home rule legislation: http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20170315/room-tax-expansion-back-on-falmouth-warrant

http://falmouth.wickedlocal.com/news/20170526/short-term-housing-rentals-targeted-for-taxes-and-regulations-in-massachusetts

http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20170519/cape-leaders-look-to-tap-rental-tax-for-wastewater-projects

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/08/yimbys-housing-affordability-crisis-density

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/lawmakers-to-meet-june-5-in-lenox-to-talk-short-term-rental-tax,508760

Study: How Airbnb Affects Home Prices and Rents https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-airbnb-affects-home-prices-and-rents-1508724361

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/08/where-airbnb-is-raising-rents/535674/

Portland, ME, limiting nonowner occupied to 300 http://www.pressherald.com/2017/03/27/portland-enacts-rules-for-short-term-rentals/

https://www.fastcompany.com/40448820/its-very-likely-that-airbnb-is-causing-your-rent-to-go-up-according-to-a-new-study

somerville https://www.somervillema.gov/sites/default/files/short-term-rental-guidelines.pdf

cambridge https://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/Files/inspectionalservicesdepartment/shorttermrental/shorttermrentalguide.pdf

and

http://www.cambridgema.gov/IWantTo/RegisterAShortTermRental

Palm Springs

http://www.desertsun.com/story/marketplace/real-estate/2017/11/06/trendy-airbnbs-closing-palm-springs-due-citys-new-short-term-rental-law/818881001/

Palm Desert, Calif.
http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/local/palm-desert/2017/11/16/palm-desert-short-term-rentals-ordinance/869050001/

Vancouver

Chicago
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-city-council-airbnb-rules-met-20160622-story.html

Toronto http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-108276.pdf

Nashville http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2017/11/07/nashvilles-new-compromise-airbnb-proposal-already-opposed-short-term-rental-critics/836325001/

interesting in nashville:

Other provisions in the bill include:

  • Limiting occupant capacity of short-term rentals to two times the number of rooms of a home plus four people, or 10 people, whichever is less.
  • Reducing the number of permitted strikes or codes offenses from three to two per each 12-month period.
  • Requiring owner-occupants to be people, not corporations, or LLCs. This is aimed at investor-owned short-term rentals.
  • Clarifying what constitutes a violation for the two-strike rule.
  • Reducing the Board of Zoning Appeals’ discretion, at least in those instances where offenders claim unawareness of the requirement to obtain a permit.
  • Clarifying what constitutes a “strike” or violation (for purposes of calculating the two-strike rule).

Del Mar, Calif – http://www.thecoastnews.com/2017/11/10/council-approves-curbs-on-short-term-rentals/

Rancho Santa Fe (San Diego metro) https://www.thecoastnews.com/2017/11/22/association-drafts-rules-to-ban-short-term-rentals/

Long Island residential towns – https://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/new-hyde-park-rental-ban-1.14949995

Knoxville http://wate.com/2017/11/21/knoxville-city-council-passes-airbnb-ordinance/

Redwood City (San Mateo CA) http://www.smdailyjournal.com/news/local/city-scoping-short-term-rental-rules/article_66f660ba-cc18-11e7-9b98-93f8c03ad9c9.html

Portsmouth http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20171122/portsmouth-couples-appeal-of-airbnb-ban-rejected

Charleston http://www.postandcourier.com/news/short-term-rentals-threaten-to-drive-up-charleston-s-high/article_5bccb426-ceef-11e7-b722-e36aa85141e2.html

story above includes this from nearby Asheville Asheville, N.C., a nearby tourist destination also in the throes of an affordable housing crisis, does not allow hosts to use their whole homes or accessory dwelling units for short-term rentals.

see Asheville also http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/crime/2016/08/24/affordable-housing-struggle-continues/89254414/

Petaluma hires contractor to enforce http://www.petaluma360.com/news/7671624-181/contractor-to-enforce-petaluma-short-term

Vail: http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/vail-moves-forward-with-new-regulations-for-airbnbs-other-short-term-rentals/

Florida state legislature: http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/florida/2017/11/24/florida-legislators-seek-regulate-vacation-home-rentals/893478001/