Rental Vacation Home Owners in Hawaii Sued over Fines

Article 0 Comments Kauai officials are suing the owners of a vacation home, claiming they are violating county zoning ordinances for using the property as a short-term rental. The Garden Island reports the Kauai County Planning Department filed the lawsuit last week, seeking to compel Greg and Joanne Allen to […]

Hawaii Panel Advances Vacation Rental Regulations

Article 0 Comments A Big Island panel has advanced a measure that would prohibit short-term vacation rentals in residential and agricultural zones. The Hawaii County Council Planning Committee approved the measure’s fifth draft this week after the ordinance has been in the works for over a year, West Hawaii Today […]

Tighter Regulations in NYC Could Take Bite Out of Airbnb Profits

Article 0 Comments Airbnb faces tightening regulations in New York City that could take a big bite out of its profits, and on Wednesday the short-term rental company offered a counter-measure designed to appease hostile politicians: a $10 million contribution to charities. At a Manhattan news conference, officials of the […]

Massachusetts Lawmakers Approve Rental, Voter, Climate Bills as Deadline Looms

Article 0 Comments The Massachusetts Legislature gave final approval Monday to a bill that would tax and regulate short-term rentals, including those offered by Airbnb and other online platforms. After weeks of negotiations, House and Senate lawmakers reached agreement on the compromise bill over the weekend. It called for extending […]

Judge Rules Airbnb Can’t Dodge Aimco’s Illegal Sublease Claims in Miami

Article 0 Comments Airbnb Inc., having escaped a major U.S. landlord’s lawsuit over partying tourists at high-end Los Angeles apartments, will have to defend itself against the same allegations by the same landlord in Miami. A Florida state court judge on Wednesday denied Airbnb’s request to throw out Apartment Investment […]