A new ruling out of the Fifth Circuit is likely to have significant impacts on the ways that municipalities may regulate short term rental properties (“STR’s”). In Hignell-Stark v. City of New Orleans, 46 F.4th 317 (5th Cir. 2022), the court reviewed a New Orleans ordinance which limited the right to use a residence as an STR to only people whose primary residence was in New Orleans.Continue Reading A New Federal Ruling Outlines Limits to Short Term Rental Regulation
Short-term home rentals (“STRs”) are big business in the Colorado front range, both in places where they are currently allowed and those where they are not. In many cities, people are renting their residences on apps like VRBO and Airbnb, even when prohibited by the zoning code. One such city, Lakewood, Colorado, is attempting to deal with this issue head on by adopting ordinances to directly regulate STRs. However, Lakewood’s proposed ordinances have a stricter bite than the regulatory schemes of other cities in the area such as Denver.
Continue Reading Short-Term Rentals on the Horizon for Lakewood
For the second time in a month, Denver made headlines for filing felony charges against a short-term rental “host.” In both cases, the accused had executed a notarized affidavit confirming that the property served as the host’s primary residence, which is a requirement under Denver’s short-term rental regulations. The charges resulted from investigations by…
This week, the City and County of Denver revoked a short-term rental license for the first time, after a hearing before the Department of Excise and Licenses revolving around whether the host actually did meet the “primary residence” requirement. This action comes just before the new rules for short-term rentals, covered in an earlier…
Update: Since the drafting of this post, the below rules were approved and adopted. The final rules will take effect on April 10, 2019.
Homeowners operating short-term housing rentals in Denver will soon have a few more boxes to check prior to renting out their homes on popular hosting platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO.
While operators of short-term rentals are already required to be licensed by the City and County of Denver, new rules regarding the operation of short-term rentals in Denver are expected to be enacted next month, according to the Department of Excise and Licenses.
Continue Reading New Rules Expected in February Impacting Denver Short-Term Rentals