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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

WOW! Those are pretty prohibitive, Jeff! That would eliminate my investor buyers who are buying for AirBnb rentals - #1 would take care of that!

120 days per year would also eliminate those primary owners who live away 6 months of the year - they couldn't rent more than 4 of those months.

And, having to apply for a PERMIT...really?!

Oct 11, 2017 04:10 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am not a fan of any govt intrusions into our businesses.


Oct 11, 2017 06:31 PM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

That's a lot of restrictions. Who and how would they be enforced?

Oct 11, 2017 04:55 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I am not familiar with this matter.

Oct 12, 2017 07:59 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   One of the most affluent counties in America.  My Mom lives nearby in Baltimore (Owings Mills); I also have family in Silver Springs.

    Those are some burdensome and costly regulations... but not surprising, given their proximity to Washington, DC. 

Oct 11, 2017 06:27 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Bit extreme to me. In Palm Beach County the total tax is 13% on short term rental like this so it is taxed like hotels and motels. I'm OK with that but not this.

Oct 11, 2017 06:17 PM
Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

Here in the "Wine Country" of Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties we are seeing a conflict from state decrees and local city and county government edicts. The state is tring to get every city to allow Accessory Dwelling Units to alleviate our housing shortgage. However, they cannot be used for vacation or temporary rentals. Some cities have outright banned ANY AirBnB and vacation rentals. Healdsburg, which have banned them, are also considering an assessment of $10,000 to any absentee owner in the City limits. Especially those who come up and use them for weekend or summer useage. In the "County" vacation rentals are permitted but limited with the "owner" having to be "nearby" for any problems. But out at our "coast" there are NO limitations or permitting issues! Go figure! 

Oct 11, 2017 06:14 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Wow that is very restrictive and if this remains in effect I would advise investors to look elsewhere for properties.

Oct 11, 2017 05:08 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I think these rules are way too restrictive!

Oct 11, 2017 04:51 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I like those laws!  There are several investors who purchased homes near college towns and popular vacation spots solely for the purpose of AirBnBing them.  There was even a company on Shark Tank that got funding for this (as well as being a central renting service).


I see this as being a benefit for the county and people who rent there.  I believe we have similar laws in some of the cities out here.

Oct 12, 2017 08:31 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm not a fan of AirBnB and would not like any short-term rentals in my community or worse if I were in a condo.

Oct 12, 2017 06:35 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Bob Crane nailed this one!

Oct 12, 2017 05:25 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing this information.

Oct 11, 2017 04:13 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have no idea if they should or shouldn't not being in Montgomery County. But that being said, I pay no attention to air bnb's and short term rentals in general in my own county.

Oct 11, 2017 03:55 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We are seeing some regulations put into place for short term rentals too.

Oct 14, 2017 06:20 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Looking at similar restrictive laws here in San Diego. Lots of NIMBYs around. 

Oct 12, 2017 06:34 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I think it's reasonable for a city or county to regulate vacation rentals. They are getting out of hand. I recently read about a 6-bedroom house that was rented to a church group that housed students in the home. It turns out the students were sub-leasing it on AirBnB with up to 30 people staying in the home at one time. Just imagine the amount of traffic and problems the neighbors had to deal with!

Oct 12, 2017 06:13 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have no idea

Oct 12, 2017 06:03 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I talked to a few locals who have HOA restrictions that prevent them from renting airbnb. There is nothing you can do, unless it is removed by majority of votes. 

Oct 11, 2017 11:36 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

We are seeing more restrictions on these properties along the coast and by HOAs. But this seems pretty restrictive and how will it be enforced...and can it?

Oct 11, 2017 08:25 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I'm for regulation, but allowing them to exist. I see both sides; it has to be profitable and palatable.

Oct 11, 2017 07:47 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

At least revise

Oct 11, 2017 05:42 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This type of renting was very lucrative and done without fanfare. Since it became mainstream, it is coming under scrutiny. It had a good run however

Oct 11, 2017 05:35 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

No idea, Jeff.

May 30, 2018 10:48 PM