In New York City, tenants who reside in a privately owned building of four or more units have a legal right to sublet their apartment for 30 days or more, even if their lease wrongly prohibits the practice. Landlords, who must approve requests for sublet, have gone along with the practice, but now that housing is scarce and rents[…]
Too many of those who want to profit from a vacation rental service like Airbnb never really check to figure out if a sublet of this type is legal in their communities. In Los Angeles, a sprawling city with dozens and dozens of independent municipalities, that can be a problem. The question of whether Airbnb[…]
There is some confusion about the process of subletting properties and housing units as short term vacation rentals in San Diego. The San Diego Union-Tribune shows that over the last few years, the city has been embroiled in a legal debate about how to handle excessive use of platforms like Airbnb that helps property owners[…]
In some areas of Miami, the local government has already put in place rules to restrict the use of short-term rentals. Sources like MiamiHabitat show that in some Miami Beach neighborhoods, rentals of less than six months are prohibited by local law, and short-term rentals or sublets are not allowed. In places like North Miami, some licensed operators are[…]
Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms are extremely popular these days. Real estate investors don’t want to leave money on the table — and homeowners like a way to generate some extra cash. But what about the practice of renters subletting properties out to visitors for short-term use? In San Francisco, much like in many other[…]
Starting in 2010-2011, New York began addressing the burgeoning short term rental business via amendments to a host of laws: the Multiple Dwelling Law (Section 4. a. 8(a)), the Housing Maintenance Code (Section 27-2004. a. 8(a)), the Administrative Code (Section 27-265) and New York City Building Code (Section 310.1.2) which all prohibit short term rentals in Class A multiple dwellings. The aim was to ensure that such dwellings were used “for permanent residence purposes” — generally meaning that it became illegal to rent such a unit for less than thirty days.